The effects of isolation-rearing of rats on behavioural responses to food and environmental novelty.

@article{Hall1997TheEO,
  title={The effects of isolation-rearing of rats on behavioural responses to food and environmental novelty.},
  author={F. Scott Hall and Trevor Humby and Lawrence S. Wilkinson and Trevor W. Robbins},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={281-90}
}
Isolation-reared rats exhibited enhanced behavioural responses to novelty, but only some aspects of such behavior was affected. In Experiment 1, environmental neophobia was enhanced but food neophobia was diminished in isolation-reared rats compared to socially reared rats. However, in Experiment 2, when subjects were not handled extensively prior to testing, no differences in behavioural responses to environmental or food novelty in an open-field were observed between rearing groups. The… CONTINUE READING

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