Modulation of social memory in male rats by neurohypophyseal peptides

  title={Modulation of social memory in male rats by neurohypophyseal peptides},
  author={Robert Dantzer and R. -M. Bluthe and George F. Koob and Michel le Moal},
Adult male rats spend a great amount of time investigating novel juveniles. In contrast, rats re-exposed to the same juvenile 30 min after the initial exposure display little investigatory behavior. If the re-exposure occurs 2 h later, the juvenile is thoroughly investigated. These results have been interpreted to mean that rats form a transient memory for a particular juvenile. In the present study, memory was enhanced when the initial exposure to the juvenile was followed by another exposure… CONTINUE READING
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