Accession Number : AD0690423

Title :   VISUAL STIMULATION AND MATING BEHAVIOR IN MALE RATS,

Corporate Author : GOTEBORG UNIV (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : Hard,Ernest ; Larsson,Knut

Report Date : 28 NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Under widely different conditions of illumination in the mating cages, mating performance of blinded animals was equal to that of intact rats and, when copulating in brightly illuminated cages, blind males were as active as when copulating in semidarkness. Visual stimulation appears to be of minor importance in maintaining male rats' normal level of sexual arousal. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RATS, REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), BEHAVIOR), VISION, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), BLINDNESS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE