Ultrasonic Communication in Rats: Can Playback of 50-kHz Calls Induce Approach Behavior?

@article{Whr2007UltrasonicCI,
  title={Ultrasonic Communication in Rats: Can Playback of 50-kHz Calls Induce Approach Behavior?},
  author={Markus W{\"o}hr and Rainer K W Schwarting},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={619 - 633}
}
Rats emit distinct types of ultrasonic vocalizations, which differ depending on age, the subject's current state and environmental factors. Since it was shown that 50-kHz calls can serve as indices of the animal's positive subjective state, they have received increasing experimental attention, and have successfully been used to study neurobiological mechanisms of positive affect. However, it is likely that such calls do not only reflect a positive affective state, but that they also serve a… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 75 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 84 references

Behavioral and physiological habituation to an ultrasonic stimulus

  • DA Thomas, V Haroutunian, RJ Barfield
  • Bull Psychonomic Soc
  • 1981
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…