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Vision

Glen T. Prusky and Robert M. Douglas

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162851
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0005
 Vision

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This chapter discusses some of the methodologies used to measure rat vision, the known visual capabilities of rats, and the implications of rat vision for those researchers who use rats in vision-based experiments. Topics covered include experimental methods for measuring rat vision, the rat eye, spatial vision, and implications of rat vision for investigators.

Keywords: laboratory rats; rat vision; spatial vision; rat visual system; spatial learning; visual plasticity

Chapter.  5650 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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