Details

Title

Response to novelty in rats tested in isolation and in pairs: focus on exploration and play

Journal title

Polish Psychological Bulletin

Yearbook

2008

Numer

No 2

Authors

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Humanistyczne i Społeczne

Publisher

Committee for Psychological Science PAS

Date

2008

Identifier

DOI: 10.2478/v10059-008-0012-9

Source

Polish Psychological Bulletin; 2008; No 2

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