Survival implications of the development of behavioural responsiveness and awareness in different groups of mammalian young

  title={Survival implications of the development of behavioural responsiveness and awareness in different groups of mammalian young},
  author={David James Mellor and Roger G Lentle},
  journal={New Zealand Veterinary Journal},
  pages={131 - 140}
  • D. Mellor, R. Lentle
  • Published 31 March 2015
  • Psychology, Biology
  • New Zealand Veterinary Journal
This paper focuses on the development of behaviours that are critical for the survival of newborn and juvenile mammals of veterinary and wider biological interest. It provides an updated, integrated and comparative analysis of how postnatal maturation of sensory, motor and perceptual capacities support and constrain behavioural interactions between mammalian young and the mother, any littermates and the environment. Young that are neurologically exceptionally immature, moderately immature and… 

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