Orcadian Rhythms

Michael C. Antle and Ralph E. Mistlberger

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat

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

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This chapter discusses circadian rhythms in rats. Topics covered include the measurement and analysis of circadian behavioral rhythmicity, circadian regulation of behavior and physiology, environmental factors that may alter circadian timing, and neural mechanisms of circadian rhythms.

Keywords: laboratory rats; circadian behavioral rhythmicity; circadian rhythm; environmental factors

Chapter.  6653 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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