Cortical control of claw cutting in the rat.


Claw cutting emerges as a behavior between Postnatal Day 30 and 50, and by Day 100 at least 80% of rats have cut their claws. Complete frontal ablation or total decortication at any age abolished claw cutting, but complete posterior neocortex removal did not. In adult rats, motor cortex ablations or hemidecortications abolished claw cutting, whereas the… (More)


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@article{Whishaw1983CorticalCO, title={Cortical control of claw cutting in the rat.}, author={Ian Q. Whishaw and Bryan Kolb and Rob J. Sutherland and Jill B Becker}, journal={Behavioral neuroscience}, year={1983}, volume={97 3}, pages={370-80} }