Locomotor and Exploratory Behavior

Ilan Golani*, Yoav Benjamini, Anna Dvorkin, Dina Lipkind, Neri Kafkafi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Rat exploratory behavior includes motor, locomotor, motivational, and cognitive aspects; it consists of a stimulating combination of stochastic and lawful elements. As technology improves, it becomes increasingly more accessible for data acquisition and analysis. This chapter reviews studies relating to the animal's trajectory in the environment and relating to interlimb coordination. Each section starts from the stage of automated data acquisition and then proceeds through the isolation of patterns of movement to global regularities.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Behavior of the Laboratory Rat
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook with Tests
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199863891
ISBN (Print)9780195162851
StatePublished - 1 May 2009
Externally publishedYes

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  • Interlimb coordination
  • Laboratory rats
  • Movement analysis
  • Rat exploratory behavior
  • Trajectory analysis


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