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Old April 28th, 2009, 02:18 PM
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This is simply a combination response of learned and to a lesser extent evoked behavior: something along the lines of you receiving a pleasant massage. Consider when someone receives a delightful backrub, usually some moaning and posturing occurs, but as to the percentage of what is learned and what is innate,that is debatable. Perhaps mapping with PET ( a technique that can image the brain during some activity) will reveal the answer.

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Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
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