Visual cliff behavior in albino and hooded rats

Aryeh Routtenberg*, Stephen E. Glickman

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Abstract

2 experiments were performed using Walk and Gibson's (1961) visual cliff technique to compare the depth-perception ability of albino and hooded animals. The major findings were: (a) Infant hooded rats showed superior depth discrimination to infant albino rats. (b) Adult hooded rats showed a greater preference for the shallow side of the cliff than adult albino animals; this preference, which was not indicated by the 1st descent measure, probably derives from differences in emotionality as well as differences in visual acuity. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1964

Keywords

  • PERCEPTION/DEPTH, ON VISUAL CLIFF, ALBINO VS HOODED RAT
  • RAT, VISUAL CLIFF BEHAVIOR IN, ALBINO VS HOODED
  • SENSORY PROCESSES
  • VISUAL PERCEPTION, VISUAL CLIFF BEHAVIOR, ALBINO VS HOODED RATS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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