Free-access to a running wheel shortens the period of free-running rhythm in blinded rats

@article{Yamada1988FreeaccessTA,
  title={Free-access to a running wheel shortens the period of free-running rhythm in blinded rats},
  author={N. Yamada and K. Shimoda and K. Ohi and Saburo Takahashi and Kiyohisa Takahashi},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={1988},
  volume={42},
  pages={87-91}
}
The period of free-running rhythm was measured with two different devices, Automex and running wheel, in blinded female rats. The period was significantly shorter when measured with a running wheel than with an Automex. After transfer between the two devices, all 13 rats examined showed the same direction of change in the free-running period and that transfer from the Automex to running wheel shortened the period, while transfer from the running wheel to Automex elongated it, with the exception… Expand

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