The characterization and modelling of antipredator defensive behavior

@article{Blanchard1991TheCA,
  title={The characterization and modelling of antipredator defensive behavior},
  author={R. Blanchard and D. Blanchard and J. Rodgers and S. Weiss},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={1991},
  volume={14},
  pages={463-472}
}
The mammalian behavioral antipredator defense systems have been characterized in terms of reactions to present, localizable, threat stimuli: Analysis of the relationship between features of the predator and the environment, and specific defensive behaviors indicates that the latter can be predicted with a high degree of accuracy. A different set of defensive behaviors are seen when rats living in burrow systems are confronted by a predator outside the burrow. Flight to the burrow and immobility… Expand
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