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After social isolation, animals play significantly more than nonisolated animals. However, it is not always possible to affirm that the effect of the social isolation is due to the lack of play. Experimentally, selective privation has been used, such as allowing the animals to play during periods...

Vieira, M. L.; Garcia, M. P.; Rau, D. D. W.; Prado, A. B.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York, USA
Developmental Psychobiology, 2005, 47, 4, pp 345-353