The contribution of the olfactory and tactile modalities to the nipple-search behaviour of newborn rabbits

@article{Distel1985TheCO,
  title={The contribution of the olfactory and tactile modalities to the nipple-search behaviour of newborn rabbits},
  author={H. -J. Distel and Robyn Hudson},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={1985},
  volume={157},
  pages={599-605}
}
By performing uni- and bilateral olfactory bulb lesions and uni- and bilateral transsections of the infraorbital branches of the trigeminal nerves in 2-day-old rabbits, it could be shown that: 1. Both the olfactory and tactile modalities are essential for the successful performance of nipple-search behaviour. 2. While bilateral bulbectomy completely eliminates searching, and hence suckling, unilateral bulbectomy has relatively little effect. 3. Bilateral denervation of the muzzle does not… CONTINUE READING
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