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dc.contributor.supervisor Whishaw, Ian Q.
dc.contributor.author Gholamrezaei, Gita
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-10T20:56:15Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-10T20:56:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3392
dc.description x, 241 leaves : ill., ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Rats display considerable individual differences in performance of skilled reaching for food. Such variability in the normal performance of the rats intrudes upon the interpretation of many different experimental investigations in behavioral neuroscience. Understanding the origins of individual differences in skilled reaching performance of the rat provides insights into brain function, the evolution of skilled reaching, and also it helps optimizing preventative and therapeutic care. Although variability in skilled reaching is manifested in many studies, their origins remain poorly understood. The objective of the present thesis was to document the individual differences in skilled reaching for food in rats and to examine potential sources of individual differences in brain function. The present studies revealed that the difference in reaching success displayed by rats was a robust and constant feature in different conditions, emerged with practice and the motor cortex plays an important role in such variability en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Neuroscience, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Movement, Psychology of en_US
dc.subject Motor cortex en_US
dc.subject Motor ability en_US
dc.subject Rats -- Behavior en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The origins of individual differences in skilled reaching for food in rats en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Neuroscience en_US
dc.degree.level PhD


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