Chapter

Prehension

Ian Q. Whishaw

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/9780195162851.003.0015
 Prehension

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This chapter discusses the skilled movements of the laboratory rat. Topics covered include limb structure and movement, food handling, sensory control, reaching movements, arpeggio movement, strain differences in skilled movements, and skilled movement in neuroinvestigation and disease.

Keywords: laboratory rats; skilled movements; limb movement; food handling; sensory control; reaching arpeggio movement

Chapter.  4703 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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