Barometric Pressure Fluctuations: Effects on the Activity of Laboratory Mice

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Science  08 Sep 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3793, pp. 1206-1207
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3793.1206


Fluctuations in naturally occurring levels of barometric pressure appear to be an important determinant of activity in laboratory mice. In three experiments, activity was higher after increases in barometric pressure than it was after decreases. When the barometric pressure remained relatively stable, intermediate levels of activity were observed.