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The Behavior of the Laboratory RatA Handbook with Tests$
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Ian Q. Whishaw and Bryan Kolb

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195162851

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.001.0001

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Antipredator Defense

Antipredator Defense

Chapter:
(p.335) 31 Antipredator Defense
Source:
The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat
Author(s):

D. Caroline Blanchard

Robert J. Blanchard

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0031

This chapter discusses defensive behavior in rats. Topics covered include specific defensive behaviors (e.g., flight, hiding, freezing, alarm cries, defensive attack), stimuli that elicit defense, the role of “expediting” stimuli in controlling specific defenses, the role of threat intensity in controlling specific defenses, outcomes of defensive behaviors, and laboratory models of rat defensive behaviors.

Keywords:   laboratory rats, defensive behavior, defenses, specific defenses, threat

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