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dc.contributor.supervisor Pellis, Sergio
dc.contributor.supervisor Whishaw, Ian Q. Field, Evelyn F. University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-03-23T19:34:49Z 2007-03-23T19:34:49Z 2006
dc.description xvi, 249 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Whether there are sex differences in the kinematic organization of non-reproductive behaviors is rarely addressed. In this thesis, evidence is presented that male and female rats organize their posture and stepping differently during a food protection task, contact righting, skilled reaching, and vertical rearing. Neonatal gonadal steroid exposure can alter sex-typical patterns of movement organization. Whether these differences are due to sex differences in body morphology or central nervous system (CNS) was also addressed using gravid females and tfm males. The results reveal that sex differences in movement are CNS based. Furthermore, the expression and choice of sex-typical patterns of movement can be altered by CNS injury. Finally, evidence is presented that sex differences in movement organization are also present in marsupials and insects. The implications of these results for our understanding of the evolution of sex differences in CNS anatomy and behavior will be discussed. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2006 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Rats -- Sex differences en
dc.subject Rats -- Behavior en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Animal mechanics -- Sex differences en
dc.subject Central nervous system -- Research en
dc.subject Animal locomotion -- Sex differences en
dc.title Sex differences in movement organization II : the organization of sex differences in movement during food protection, contact righting, skilled reaching and vertical exploration in the rat : the role of gonadal steroids, body morphology, and the central nervous system en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy PhD Neuroscience
dc.organization University of Lethbridge
dc.librarysymbol ALU Sciences

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