- Exploratory behavior as a function of environmental novelty and complexity in male and female ratsWojciech Pisula
Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Psychol Rep 97:631-8. 2005..The results indicate novel stimulation, whether of increasing or decreasing complexity, has reward properties. Perhaps the male-specific behavior directed toward unfamiliar objects may serve an adaptive function...
- Response to novelty of various types in laboratory ratsWojciech Pisula
The Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Chodakowska 19 31, 03 815 Warsaw, Poland
Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) 66:235-43. 2006..Both experiments show that under low stress conditions rats demonstrate a positive response toward novelty and that their previous experience with novelty does not affect that reaction...