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Environmental Enrichments for a Group of Captive Macaws: Low Interaction Does Not Mean Low Behavioral Changes
(Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2016-01-01)
Environmental enrichment has been widely used to improve conditions for nonhuman animals in captivity. However, there is no consensus about the best way to evaluate the success of enrichments. This study evaluated whether ...
The effects of environmental enrichment and social isolation and their reversion on anxiety and fear conditioning
Animal models of fear and anxiety provide important insight into anxiety-related symptoms in humans. Environmental physical conditions and social contact influence behavior and brain plasticity particularly at early ...
Environmental enrichment for maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus): group and individual effects
Procedures that increase foraging and exploratory behaviours are generally accepted as effective at improving welfare and reducing stereotypies in captive animals. To determine the effect of food and toy enrichment on the ...
Environmental enrichment blocks ethanol-induced locomotor sensitization and decreases BDNF levels in the prefrontal cortex in mice
The use of addictive drugs can lead to long-term neuroplastic changes in the brain, including behavioral sensitization, a phenomenon related to addiction. Environmental enrichment (EE) is a strategy used to study the effect ...
Plasticity in primary somatosensory cortex resulting from environmentally enriched stimulation and sensory discrimination training
(Sociedad de Biología de Chile, 2008)
Individual Differences In The Forced Swimming Test And The Effect Of Environmental Enrichment: Searching For An Interaction
(Neuroscience 265(1):95-107, 2014-02-05)
Animals with low and high immobility in the forced swimming test (FST) differ in a number of neurobehavioral factors. A growing body of evidence suggests that the exposure to enriched environments mediates a number ...
Environmental enrichment protects the retina from early diabetic damage in adult rats
(Public Library Of Science, 2014-07)
Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of reduced visual acuity and acquired blindness. Available treatments are not completely effective. We analyzed the effect of environmental enrichment on retinal damage induced by ...
Testing experience and environmental enrichment potentiated open-field habituation and grooming behaviour in rats
In laboratory rats, one of the most used paradigms to assess habituation to novelty is the open-field test. Environmental enrichment has proved to be a reliable way to enhance open-field test habituation. Experiment 1, ...
Structural enrichment reduces aggression in Tilapia rendalli
Environmental enrichment seeks to improve the behavior of captive animals. Few studies have developed enrichment strategies for fish, particularly for use in aquaculture. Environmental enrichment for territorial and ...
Environmental enrichment attenuates the age-related decline in the mRNA expression of steroidogenic enzymes and reduces the methylation state of the steroid 5α-reductase type 1 gene in the rat hippocampus
(Elsevier Ireland, 2015-09)
We analyzed the effects of aging and environmental enrichment on the mRNA expression and DNA methylation state of steroidogenic enzymes in the hippocampus. The effects of agingwere evaluated by comparing young adult ...