Communal nesting, an early social enrichment, affects social competences but not learning and memory abilities at adulthood.

Abstract

We exposed mouse pups to an early social enrichment, the communal nest (CN), to study the effects of the early social experiences on adult brain function and behavior. CN, which consists of a single nest where three mothers keep their pups together and share care-giving behavior from birth to weaning (postnatal day 25), mimics the natural ecological niche… (More)

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