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Experientia

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 406–407 | Cite as

Brain growth and learning behaviour of the guinea-pig following prenatal hyperthermia

  • M. J. Edwards
  • R. H. C. Penny
  • J. Lyle
  • K. Jonson
Specialia

Keywords

Brain Size Perseverative Error Reversal Task Food Deprivation Schedule Research Grant Committee 
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Zusammenfassung

Trächtige Meerschweinchen wurden während verschiedenen Schwangerschaftsperioden für je 1 Stunde bei einer Umgebungstemperatur von 42–43°C erhitzt. Ihre Jungen zeigten im nicht-räumlichen Unterscheidungstest periodenabhängige Ausfallserscheinungen. Verkleinerungen des Gesamtgehirns und der einzelnen Hirnteile als Hitzeeffekt erwiesen sich ebenfalls als periodenbezogen.

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Edwards
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. H. C. Penny
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Lyle
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Jonson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary MedicineThe University of SydneyCamdemAustralia
  2. 2.Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of PsychologyThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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