The modulation of play fighting in rats: role of the motor cortex.

Abstract

The cortex is not necessary for rats to engage in play fighting, but it is necessary for them to modify their pattern of play fighting in different contexts. Two experiments were conducted to determine the role of the motor cortex (MC). Rats with bilateral ablations of the MC performed on Postnatal Day 10 failed to show the normally present age-related… (More)

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@article{Kamitakahara2007TheMO, title={The modulation of play fighting in rats: role of the motor cortex.}, author={Holly Kamitakahara and M H Monfils and Margaret L. Forgie and Bryan Kolb and Sergio M. Pellis}, journal={Behavioral neuroscience}, year={2007}, volume={121 1}, pages={164-76} }