Febrile Convulsions in Infant Rats, and Later Behavior

Science  08 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3593, pp. 684-685
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3593.684


At 3 days of age, rats were (i) subjected to a febrile convulsion, or (ii) were handled, or (iii) were not handled. Evaluation at 30 days of age revealed that animals in the first group were heaviest and most resistant to audiogenic seizure stimuli. No differerences were found in maze-learning ability or activity level.