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Vocalization

Greta Sokoloff and Mark S. Blumberg

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/9780195162851.003.0035
 Vocalization

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This chapter provides an overview of the contexts, mechanisms, and suggested functions of rat vocalizations. Topics discussed include frequency and temporal characteristics of vocalizations, environmental contexts associated with ultrasonic vocalizations, anatomical considerations, functional significance of ultrasonic vocalizations, and the vocalizing rat as a model of human psychological disorders.

Keywords: laboratory rats; rat vocalizations; ultrasonic vocalizations; temporal characteristics; psychological disorders

Chapter.  5667 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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