Principles of Rat Communication: Quantitative Parameters of Ultrasonic Calls in Rats

  title={Principles of Rat Communication: Quantitative Parameters of Ultrasonic Calls in Rats},
  author={Stefan M. Brudzyński},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
Ultrasonic calls used by rats during intraspecies communication have acoustic features, which can be selectively recognized by recipients, and possess a quantitative dimension reflecting the magnitude of the sender’s response. This paper reviews basic principles of animal communication with particular attention to rat calls, and the features of ultrasonic calls, which could reflect such a quantitative aspect. Isolation calls of rat pups vary in frequency and duration and have changing… 
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