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Training Rats to Voluntarily Dive Underwater
 

Training Rats to Voluntarily Dive Underwater: Investigations of the Mammalian Diving Response

Article DOI: 10.3791/52093
November 12th, 2014

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Summary November 12th, 2014

Detailed instructions are provided on how to train rats to voluntarily dive underwater through a 5 m long Plexiglas maze. Because the brains of rats have been very well characterized, voluntarily diving rats may help elucidate the central pathways of the mammalian diving response.

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