Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 164, Issue 5, pp 583–586 | Cite as

Influence of “Enriched Environment” on Behavior and Neurogenesis in Mice Selected by Cognitive Trait

  • A. Yu. Tarasova
  • O. V. Perepelkina
  • I. G. Lil’p
  • A. V. Revishchin
  • G. V. Pavlova
  • I. I. Poletaeva
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Mice selected for high score in the extrapolation test (EX line) and kept under conditions of “enriched environment” for 3 months demonstrated changes in locomotor and exploratory activity and enhanced reaction to novelty. The relative brain weight was higher and neurogenesis in the hippocampal fascia dentate was more intensive in this group. In non-selected mice, the changes were similar, but insignificant in many cases.

Key Words

enriched environment neophagophobia brain weight neurogenesis selection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Tarasova
    • 1
  • O. V. Perepelkina
    • 1
  • I. G. Lil’p
    • 1
  • A. V. Revishchin
    • 2
  • G. V. Pavlova
    • 1
  • I. I. Poletaeva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Higher Nervous Activity, Faculty of BiologyM. V. Lomonosov State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Gene BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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