R H Porter
Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
- The biological significance of skin-to-skin contact and maternal odoursR H Porter
UMR 6175 INRA CNRS, Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportement, Nouzilly, France
Acta Paediatr 93:1560-2. 2004..Maternal odours stimulate breastfeeding activity and are implicated in individual recognition. CONCLUSION: Skin-to-skin contact and exposure to maternal odours facilitate infants' adaptation to the early postnatal environment...
- A simple method for testing odor detection and discrimination in chicksR H Porter
Laboratoire de Comportement Animal, CNRS URA 1291, INRA, Nouzilly, France
Physiol Behav 67:459-62. 1999..Nonetheless, all three odors elicited more pronounced behavioral responses than did the water control stimulus. This method allows rapid testing of individual chicks for odor detection and discrimination...
- Induction of maternal behavior in non-parturient adoptive maresR H Porter
UMR 6073 PRC, Laboratoire de Comportement, INRA CNRS Université de Tours, 37380 Nouzilly, France
Physiol Behav 77:151-4. 2002..Once the non-parturient mares accepted their foster foal, their maternal behavior resembled that of control mothers. The positive effect of VCS on maternal acceptance may reflect a release of oxytocin triggered by this treatment...
- Effects of early odor exposure in domestic chicksR H Porter
Laboratoire d étude du comportement animal, URA CNRS Inra 1291, Nouzilly, France
Reprod Nutr Dev 38:441-8. 1998..Chicks become familiar with specific odors as a function of early exposure. Differences between the behavior of exposed and naive chicks in the presence of orange odor may reflect neophobic responses by the controls...
- Preliminary evidence of a sensitive period for olfactory learning by human newbornsO Romantshik
Department of Paediatrics, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Acta Paediatr 96:372-6. 2007..To test the hypothesis that a brief window of time immediately after delivery may be a particularly sensitive period for olfactory learning by human neonates...