Mild environmental intervention in mother-infant interactions reduces social play behavior in rats

@inproceedings{Karkow2013MildEI,
  title={Mild environmental intervention in mother-infant interactions reduces social play behavior in rats},
  author={Ana Raquel Menezes Karkow and Aldo Bolten Lucion},
  year={2013}
}
early life, animals are sensitive to environmental events that may lead to short-term and long-lasting changes in their neurobiology and behavior, which could be related to increased risk for psychopathology. Neonatal handling is an experimental intervention in the mother-infant relationship. Based on previous studies, it is known to decrease rat pups' preference for maternal cues. Handling also reduces social, sexual, and fear behavior in adult animals, which is related to underlying… CONTINUE READING

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