Nonphysical contact between cagemates alleviates the social isolation syndrome in C57BL/6 male mice.

@article{Pietropaolo2008NonphysicalCB,
  title={Nonphysical contact between cagemates alleviates the social isolation syndrome in C57BL/6 male mice.},
  author={Susanna Pietropaolo and Joram Feldon and Benjamin K. Yee},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={505-15}
}
In rodents, social isolation during the early postweaning phase induces several behavioral abnormalities, commonly referred to as the isolation syndrome. We attempted to identify the contribution of the selective deprivation of physical contact to the emergence of the isolation syndrome. To this end, we devised a pseudoisolated housing condition in which… CONTINUE READING