Glossary

Allorubbing

The act of rubbing, which is directed toward another individual. In a social context allorubbing is an assymetrical behaviour and there is a directional nature to the behaviour with one individual acting as the instigator and the other the recipient of the behaviour.

Aggression

A general term which describes a range of behavioural responses involved in the emotional contexts of threat, defence and attack.

Anxiety

A physiological and behavioural response to the anticipation of danger, be that real or perceived.

Flehmen

The act of detecting and processing olfactory information through the vomeronasal organ.