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Vibrissae

Richard H. Dyck

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/9780195162851.003.0008
 Vibrissae

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This chapter reviews the anatomical characteristics of the rat's vibrissa sensory apparatus and its growth and dynamic functional characteristics. Topics discussed include the structure and growth of the vibrissal system, motor aspects of vibrissae function, sensory aspects of vibrissae function, and vibrissa system plasticity.

Keywords: laboratory rats; vibrissa sensory apparatus; vibrissa system; anatomical characteristics

Chapter.  4984 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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