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A developmental theory of environmental enrichment

Science  12 Aug 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4304, pp. 692-694
DOI: 10.1126/science.877587

Abstract

The differential brain development induced by sensory enrichment or deprivation is most apparent in rats with low brain weights. These differences are hypothesized to represent the retarded development of environment-dependent neurons in the isolated animals.

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