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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy

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Early sensory experience determines variety of exploratory behavior in adult age 1219

Shishelova A.Yu., PhD in Biology, Senior Researcher, Neuroontogenesis Lab, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS; Assistant Professor, Physiology Department, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia, ihna_ann@mail.ru
Aliev R.R., Dr. Sci. (Physical and Mathematical Sciences), Leading Researcher, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics RAS; Header of the Electrophysiology Lab, Professor of the Computational Math Department, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology; Header of the Experimental Cardiology Department, Federal Clinical and Scientific Center for Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia, Moscow, Russia, rubaliev@gmail.com
Raevsky V.V., Doctor of Biology, Chief of Neuroontogenesis Lab, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS, Moscow, Russia, vraevsky@mail.ru
Abstract
An influence of restricted species-specific afferentation by vibrissae trimming from 9 to 20 day of rats postnatal ontogeny on open field behavior patterns in adulthood was studied. We estimated both standard indicators of open field behavior and additional kinematic measures of locomotor activity as speed, acceleration and position. The exploratory activity was reduced in adult rats vibrissectomized in the critical period of pre-weaning. The patterns of locomotion had less variability in the deprived rats in comparison with control animals. Thus, deficiency of species-specific afferentation in early ontogeny lead in the restricted variety of exploratory behavior in adult rats.

Keywords: rat behavior ontogeny, open field, vibrissectomy, speed of moving, acceleration of moving, exploratory activity

Column: Comparative Psychology

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