The psychobiology of play: theoretical and methodological perspectives.

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The social play of pairs of juvenile rats can be brought under tight experimental control using social deprivation, and it can be objectively quantified by measurement of pinning behavior. Research and conceptual issues concerning this paired-encounter procedure are summarized, including issues related to measurement, gender differences (and the absence… (More)

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@article{Panksepp1984ThePO, title={The psychobiology of play: theoretical and methodological perspectives.}, author={Jaak Panksepp and Stephen M. Siviy and Larry Normansell}, journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews}, year={1984}, volume={8 4}, pages={465-92} }