Ultrasonic vocalization, laryngeal braking, and thermogenesis in rat pups: a reappraisal.

@article{Hofer1993UltrasonicVL,
  title={Ultrasonic vocalization, laryngeal braking, and thermogenesis in rat pups: a reappraisal.},
  author={Myron A. Hofer and Harry N. Shair},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={1993},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={354-62}
}
In these experiments we tested the hypothesis that the respiratory events underlying rat pup ultrasonic vocalization (USV) facilitate brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis, as proposed by Blumberg and Alberts (1990). Laryngeal denervation or tracheostomy were used to reduce or eliminate laryngeal braking and prevent USV in 9- to 10-day-old pups during… CONTINUE READING