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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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Vision

Vision

Chapter:
(p.49) 5 Vision
Source:
The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat
Author(s):

Glen T. Prusky

Robert M. Douglas

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0005

This chapter discusses some of the methodologies used to measure rat vision, the known visual capabilities of rats, and the implications of rat vision for those researchers who use rats in vision-based experiments. Topics covered include experimental methods for measuring rat vision, the rat eye, spatial vision, and implications of rat vision for investigators.

Keywords:   laboratory rats, rat vision, spatial vision, rat visual system, spatial learning, visual plasticity

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