For all their popularity as pets, cats have been conspicuously neglected as experimental animals by behavioral scientists. Yet there are many advantages and even strong reasons for using the cat as a behavioral animal. He is of a convenient size, is easy to maintain, and generally speaking, has a reasonable disposition so that he can be easily handled in the laboratory. Perhaps a more important reason is that a great deal of research has been done by physiologists and anatomists on his nervous system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark A. Berkley
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  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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