Heart Rate of Tree Shrews and Its Persistent Modification by Social Contact

  • W. Stöhr


The physiological state of an animal is influenced by a multitude of external factors. Physical factors like ambient temperature, for instance, have a profound effect on oxygen consumption and heart rate. Equally powerful are the effects of social environment upon the physiological state of an individual. Socially induced changes of the endocrine system are comparatively well documented both in field and laboratory studies, but few investigations deal with the effects of the social environment on other neurovegetative parameters like heart rate.


Heart Rate Tree Shrew Baseline Heart Rate Heart Rate Reaction Heart Rate Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Stöhr
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  1. 1.Department of Animal PhysiologyUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthFederal Republic of Germany

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