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Defensive Burying

Dallas Treit and John J. P. Pinel

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/9780195162851.003.0033
 Defensive Burying

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This chapter discusses defensive burying behavior by rats. Topics covered include development of defensive burying paradigms, unconditioned defensive burying, characteristics and generality of defensive burying, burying as a defensive response in the wild, and conducting conditioned defensive burying experiments.

Keywords: laboratory rats; rat behavior; defensive behavior; burying; defensive burying

Chapter.  4971 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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