Animal communication: sniffing is about more than just smell.


Journal Article

A recent study shows that subordinate rats reduce their rate of sniffing while dominants explore their faces thus delaying dominants' subsequent aggression. Sniffing not only facilitates acquisition of olfactory information, but unexpectedly, also serves as a medium for communication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Galef, BG

Published Date

  • April 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 7

Start / End Page

  • R272 - R273

PubMed ID

  • 23578872

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23578872

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0445

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-9822

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cub.2013.02.030


  • eng