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Research Article

Decapitation in Rats: Latency to Unconsciousness and the ‘Wave of Death’

  • Clementina M. van. Rijn mail,

    t.vanrijn@donders.ru.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Psychology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Hans Krijnen,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Psychology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Saskia Menting-Hermeling,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Psychology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Anton M. L. Coenen

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Psychology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: January 27, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016514

About the Authors

Clementina M. van. Rijn, Hans Krijnen, Saskia Menting-Hermeling, Anton M. L. Coenen
Department of Biological Psychology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: t.vanrijn@donders.ru.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CMvR AMLC. Performed the experiments: CMvR HK SM-H. Analyzed the data: CMvR. Wrote the paper: CMvR AMLC.