Accession Number:

AD0689085

Title:

DIE SPONTANE LOKOMOTION VON RATTEN IN EINER KOMBINATION VON LABYRINTHGAENGEN UND OFFENFELD (The Spontaneous Locomotion of Rats in a Combination of Labyrinthian Mazes and Open Field),

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Corporate Author:

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH (SWITZERLAND) INSTITUT FUER HYGIENE UND ARBEITSPHYSIOLOGIE

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Report Date:

1967-06-21

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

In order to measure the spontaneous exploration of rats, a complex and regular maze without start or goal, but with an open field in the centre was used. In the alleys of the maze the exploration was always very high at the beginning of a session, even if the sessions followed each other in quick succession, and diminished in the course of each session. On the open field the exploration was very low at the beginning of a session and remained so during the session if the field was illuminated. If the field remained in the darkness, the exploration which was low at the beginning increased sightly. In general the characteristic of the individual behaviour of each rat within a group remained the same from session to session. The results are discussed in the light of the more recent theoretical concepts about the exploratory behaviour of the rats. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE