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Cross-species investigations of prenatal experience, hatching behavior, and postnatal behavioral laterality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11568878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Turning biases have been reported in some mammalian species, but less is known about such biases in nonmammalians. This study investigated turning biases in domestic chicks, bobwhite and Japanese quail, leopard geckos, and snapping turtles. Domestic chicks (white leghorn and bantam) and bobwhite quail demonstrate strong group laterality. Japanese quail chicks, snapping turtles, and leopard geckos demonstrate no significant group bias. Results are discussed with regard to differences in embryonic experience, hatching behavior, and postnatal environment.
M B Casey; M J Sleigh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0012-1630     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-24     Completed Date:  2001-11-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Department of Psychology, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal / physiology*
Birds / embryology
Brain / physiology*
Functional Laterality / physiology*

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