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Grooming

J. Wayne Aldridge

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/9780195162851.003.0013
 Grooming

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This chapter discusses grooming in rats. Topics covered include implications of syntactical grooming for nervous system function, neural substrates for coding of grooming syntax, and role of dopamine in sequential chain grooming.

Keywords: laboratory rats; rodent grooming; grooming behavior; sequential chain grooming; dopamine

Chapter.  4442 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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