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A developmental theory of environmental enrichment.

  • Author(s): Cummins, RA
  • Livesey, PJ
  • Evans, JG
  • et al.

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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