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Rats smell: Odour-mediated local enhancement, in a vertical movement two-action test

Abstract:

In two experiments, hungry rats, Rattus norvegicus, were present in one side of an operant chamber while a conspecific demonstrator in the adjacent compartment moved a single lever either up or down for a food reward. During a subsequent test session, in which these rats were allowed access to the lever for the first time, all responses were rewarded regardless of their direction. In experiment 1, rats that were prevented from observing the direction of lever movement by means of a screen sho...

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Publisher copy:
10.1006/anbe.2002.3007
Journal:
Animal Behaviour More from this journal
Volume:
63
Issue:
6
Pages:
1055-1063
Publication date:
2002-01-01
DOI:
ISSN:
0003-3472
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:276535
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uuid:e8dd4e68-baad-4d26-9f66-627958c9d111
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pubs:276535
Source identifiers:
276535
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2013-11-17

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