Gillian Muir

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162851
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863891 | DOI:

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This chapter provides an overview of the current knowledge on the mechanics and neural control of locomotion in the rat and outlines the methods available for measuring locomotor abilities in this species. Topics discussed include the mechanics of locomotion, neural control of locomotion, and measuring locomotion in the laboratory.

Keywords: laboratory rats; locomotor abilities; locomotion mechanics; neural control

Chapter.  6820 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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