Behavior of Adult Rats Is Modified by the Experiences Their Mothers Had as Infants.

@article{Denenberg1963BehaviorOA,
  title={Behavior of Adult Rats Is Modified by the Experiences Their Mothers Had as Infants.},
  author={Victor H. Denenberg and A E WHIMBY},
  journal={Science},
  year={1963},
  volume={142 3596},
  pages={1192-3}
}
Some rat pups were handled for 20 days in infancy, while others were not. When the rats reached adulthood the females were bred. Some of the offspring were left with their natural mothers, others were fostered to mothers of the same background (handled/nonhandled) as that of their natural mothers, while still others were fostered to mothers with a different background from that of their natural mothers. The offspring were weaned and weighed at 21 days; at 50 days, activity and defecation scores… CONTINUE READING

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