Defensive behavior in rats towards predatory odors: a review

@article{Dielenberg2001DefensiveBI,
  title={Defensive behavior in rats towards predatory odors: a review},
  author={Robert A. Dielenberg and Iain S McGregor},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={597-609}
}
Studies of the response of rodents to predatory odors (mainly cat) have provided useful insights into the nature of defensive behavior. This article reviews work in this area with a focus on a behavioral paradigm recently developed in our laboratory in which we present rats with a piece of fabric collar that has been previously worn by a cat. Rats presented with this stimulus spent most of their time engaged in a behavior we call 'head out' in which the rat pokes its head out from a hide box… CONTINUE READING
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