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 language||American English|
|Title of host publication||The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Handbook with Tests|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - 1 May 2009|
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- Interlimb coordination
- Laboratory rats
- Movement analysis
- Rat exploratory behavior
- Trajectory analysis