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dc.contributor.supervisor Pellis, Sergio M.
dc.contributor.supervisor Kolb, Bryan
dc.contributor.author Himmler, Brett T.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-21T15:55:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-21T15:55:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3724
dc.description.abstract In laboratory rats, juvenile play behavior has been shown to influence the development of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and the experience of interacting with multiple partners has been shown to influence the orbital frontal cortex (OFC). Several studies in this thesis further explored these relationships. Two main findings arose. 1).The play-induced changes to the mPFC and the partner-induced changes to the OFC differ in their longevity. The neural remodeling of the mPFC remains relatively unchanged into adulthood, whereas that of the OFC decreases over time, suggesting that these two areas of the prefrontal cortex serve different roles in social behavior. 2) Though wild rats play in a similar manner to domesticated rats, the play-induced changes to the mPFC are not present, suggesting that complex patterns of play fighting have evolved independently of their role in the development of the mPFC. These findings shed new light on play. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Funding Agencies: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Neuroscience en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject juvenile play behavior en_US
dc.subject medial prefrontal cortex en_US
dc.subject orbital frontal cortex en_US
dc.subject social behavior en_US
dc.title Exploring the brain-behaviour interface : the role of juvenile play experiences en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Neuroscience en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0602 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0317 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0412 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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