Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Behavioral response of infant rats to maternal odor

Authors
Journal
Physiology & Behavior
0031-9384
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0031-9384(70)90285-4
Keywords
  • Pheromones
  • Behavioral Development
  • Olfactory Imprinting
  • Ethology
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract In studies designed to assess the role of olfaction in infant rat behavior the spontaneous activity of 2–12-day old infant rats was studied in the presence and absence of maternal odor. In the presence of maternal odor ongoing activity was generally inhibited. It is suggested that olfactory imprinting may play a role in species and/or individual recognition, and exerts an important function in the ethology of the species.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

Modified behavioral and olfactory bulb responses t...

on Developmental Brain Research Jan 01, 1990

Modified behavioral and olfactory bulb responses t...

on Developmental Brain Research May 01, 1990

Behavioral responses of infant rats to maternal li...

on Developmental psychobiology September 1986
More articles like this..