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Relationships as regulators: a psychobiologic perspective on bereavement.
  • M. Hofer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic medicine
  • 1 May 1984
In the spirit of adventure that has been characteristic of our Society, I am going to ask you to join me in a mental journey. The purpose is to try to look at something familiar in a new way. We areExpand
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Multiple regulators of ultrasonic vocalization in the infant rat
  • M. Hofer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • 1 February 1996
This paper reviews our growing understanding of the external environmental and the internal neuroregulatory mechanisms for the infant rat's vocal response to abrupt isolation from nest, littermatesExpand
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Olfactory-guided orientation in neonatal rats is enhanced by a conditioned change in behavioral state.
In Experiment 1, 3-6-day-old rats were simultaneously exposed to an unfamiliar odor which they will normally avoid (orange extract) and the odor of maternal saliva, or to either orange alone orExpand
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Early social relationships: a psychobiologist's view.
This article outlines a strategy for studying early social relationships in relatively simple animal model systems. It describes some of the differences in approach between neuroscientists and humanExpand
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Psychobiological Roots of Early Attachment
New laboratory research has revealed a network of simple behavioral, physiological, and neural processes that underlie the psychological constructs of attachment theory. It has become apparent thatExpand
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Ultrasonic vocalization during social interaction and isolation in 2-weeek-old rats.
  • M. Hofer, H. Shair
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Developmental psychobiology
  • 1 September 1978
Two-week-old rats were found to emit very little ultrasound in their cage except during arrivals and departures of the mother, when average peak rates of approximately 1 ultrasonic pulse/rat/min wereExpand
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Hidden regulators in attachment, separation, and loss.
  • M. Hofer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Monographs of the Society for Research in Child…
  • 1 February 1994
Love and grief, two of the most intense and complex human emotions, have their origins in the infant's attachment to her parents and in her responses to separation from them. In early development,Expand
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Early relationships as regulators of infant physiology and behavior
  • M. Hofer
  • Medicine
  • Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : ). Supplement
  • 1 June 1994
In recent years, animal research has revealed a network of simple behavioral and biological processes that underlie the psychological constructs we use to define early social relationships. HiddenExpand
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The Development of Cardiac Rate Regulation in Preweanling Rats
&NA; Cardiac rate was recorded by lightweight leads from unrestrained pups under 4 conditions: in the home cage litter situation, while being picked up by the experimenter, during 6 min alone in aExpand
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