This chapter begins by describing the appearance of motor abilities, social and play behavior, sexual maturity, and sensory function in laboratory rats. It then discusses cognitive function, the development of simple stimulus associations made in conditioned taste aversion, and complex associations necessitated in spatial memory. The development of brain structures and their possible role in these behaviors are also discussed.
Brown, Russell W.. 2009. Adolescence. The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0026 ISBN: 9780199863891,9780195162851