Effects of neonatal decortication on the social play of juvenile rats.

@article{Panksepp1994EffectsON,
  title={Effects of neonatal decortication on the social play of juvenile rats.},
  author={Jaak Panksepp and L Normansell and Jos{\'e} Francisco Cox and Stephen M Siviy},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1994},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={429-43}
}
The effects of radical neonatal decortication on the social play of juvenile rats, as well as the effects of neonatal ablation of frontal or parietal cortex, were examined in this series of experiments. When total decorticates were tested in like-lesioned pairs, the frequency of pinning was reduced by about 50% and their average pin durations were shorter. Nevertheless, the play of decorticates appeared essentially normal in general appearance, and did not differ from controls in a measure of… CONTINUE READING