Play behavior in rats pretreated with scopolamine: increased play solicitation by the non-injected partner.

@article{Deak2006PlayBI,
  title={Play behavior in rats pretreated with scopolamine: increased play solicitation by the non-injected partner.},
  author={Terrence Deak and Jaak Panksepp},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={120-5}
}
Play behavior was assessed in juvenile rat pups following chronic administration of scopolamine (0.5 or 1.0 mg/kg, i.p.) to one partner in each dyad of rats. Scopolamine administration significantly reduced the number of pins and mean pin duration of both playmates in pairs where only one rat was injected with scopolamine (irrespective of dose). However, dorsal contacts were significantly increased in rats exposed to a play partner that had been injected with scopolamine, indicating an increase… CONTINUE READING