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The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat : A Handbook with Tests - Ian Q. Whishaw

The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

A Handbook with Tests

By: Ian Q. Whishaw (Editor), Bryan Kolb (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 2004
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More is known about the behavior, anatomy, and molecular biology of the laboratory rat than any other animal species. Although its natural history and psychological functions have been described previously in books, this is the first comprehensive description of its behavior. Both seasoned and beginning investigators will be amazed at the range and complexity of the species as described in the 43 chapters of this volume. The behavioral descriptions are closely tied to the laboratory methods from which they were derived, thus allowing investigators to correlate the behavior and methods and exploit them in their own research. This book is aimed at investigators in neuroscience who may not be familiar with rat behavior, but who wish to incorporate behavioral studies into their own research. Nevertheless, seasoned investigators will also find the book to be a handy reference for behavioral paradigms with which they may not be familiar. It is expected that as the genetic and molecular understanding of the rat develops, there will be an increasing need for knowledge about rat behavior. This book will serve as an indispensable resource for neuroscientists, psychologists, pharmacologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, zoologists, and their students and trainees.

". . . the bible for rat researchers . . ." --The Globe and Mail ". . . an extraordinarily diverse array of information is presented . . .This is a first-rate reference book, and neuroscience laboratories would be well-advised to have a copy." --John P. Aggleton in Nature Neuroscience ". . . an immense gift to the field." --A.G. Phillips, University of British Columbia ". . . the bible for rat researchers . . ." --The Globe and Mail ". . . an extraordinarily diverse array of information is presented . . .This is a first-rate reference book, and neuroscience laboratories would be well-advised to have a copy." --John P. Aggleton in Nature Neuroscience ". . . an immense gift to the field." --A.G. Phillips, University of British Columbia

Part I: Natural History 1: Andrew N. Iwaniuk: Evolution 2: Anthony Barnett: Ecology 3: Lauren Gerard Koch and Steven L. Britton: Strains 4: Guy Mittleman: Individual Differences Part II: Sensory Systems 5: Glen T. Prusky and Robert M. Douglas: Vision 6: Linda Herner-Vazquez, Raymond Herner-Vazquez and John K. Chapin: Somatosensation 7: Daniel Le Bars and Samuel W. Cadden: Pain 8: Richard H. Dyck: Vibrissae 9: Burton Slotnick, Heather Schellinck, and Richard Brown: Olfaction 10: Alan C. Spector: Taste Part III: Motor Systems 11: Sergio M Pellis and Vivien C. Pellis: Posture 12: Tim Schallert and Martin T. Woodlee: Orienting and Planning 13: J. Wayne Aldridge: Grooming 14: Gillian Muir: Locomotor and Exploratory Behavior 15: Ian Q. Whishaw: Prehension 16: Ilan Golani, Anna Dvorkan, Dina Lipkind and Neri Kafkafi: Exploration 17: Michael C. Antle and Ralph E. Mistleberger: Circadian Rhythms Part IV: Regulatory Systems 18: Peter G. Clifton: Eating 19: Neil E. Rowland: Drinking 20: Ian Q. Whishaw: Foraging 21: Evelyn Satinoff: Thermoregulation 22: J.M. Koolhaas, S.F. DeBoer, and B. Buwalda: Stress 23: Immune System Part V: Development 24: Scott R. Robinson and Michele R. Brumley: Prenatal Behavior 25: Jeffrey Alberts: Infancy 26: Russell W. Brown: Adolescence 27: Stephanie L. Rees, Vedran Lovic, and Alison S. Fleming: Maternal Behavior 28: Sergio M. Pellis and Vivien C. Pellis: Play and Fighting 29: William J. Jenkins and Jill B. Becker: Sex 30: Robbin L. Gibb: Environment Part VI: Social Behavior 31: D. Caroline Blanchard and Robert Blanchard: Antipredator Defense 32: Klaus A. Miczek and Sietse F. de Boer: Aggressive, Defensive, and Submissive Behavior 33: Dallas Treit and John J.P. Pinel: Defensive Burying 34: Bennett G. Galef, Jr.: Social Learning 35: Greta Sokoloff and Mark S. Blumberg: Vocalization Part VII: Cognition 36: Dave G. Mumby: Object Recognition 37: Etienne Save and Bruno Poucet: Piloting 38: Douglas G. Wallas and Ian Q. Whishaw: Dead Reckoning 39: M.R. Tinsley and M.S. Fanselow: Fear 40: Robert J. Sutherland: Cognitive Processes 41: Bernard W. Balleine: Incentive Behavior Part VIII: Models and Tests 42: Bryan Kolb: Neurological Models 43: Henry Szechman and David Eilam: Psychiatric Models 44: Gerlinde A. Metz, Bryan Kolb, and Ian Q. Whishaw: Neuropsychological Tests

ISBN: 9780195162851
ISBN-10: 0195162854
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 1st November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.16 x 18.09  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 1.24