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Rat brain: effects of environmental enrichment on wet and dry weights.

Authors
  • Bennett, E L
  • Rosenzweig, M R
  • Diamond, M C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Feb 21, 1969
Volume
163
Issue
3869
Pages
825–826
Identifiers
PMID: 5764479
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Wet weight of rat cerebral cortex was increased by exposure to an enriched environment, as compared with standard colony or impoverished conditions. Dry weights and wet weights were compared and both yielded identical percentage differences between brains of animals experiencing enrichment and those experiencing impoverishment.

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