Effects of exercise and environmental complexity on deficits in trace and contextual fear conditioning produced by neonatal alcohol exposure in rats.

@article{Schreiber2013EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of exercise and environmental complexity on deficits in trace and contextual fear conditioning produced by neonatal alcohol exposure in rats.},
  author={William B Schreiber and Shilo St Cyr and Sarah A. Jablonski and Pamela S. Hunt and Anna Y. Klintsova and Mark E Stanton},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={483-95}
}
In rodents, voluntary exercise and environmental complexity increases hippocampal neurogenesis and reverses spatial learning and long-term potentiation deficits in animals prenatally exposed to alcohol. The present experiment extended these findings to neonatal alcohol exposure and to delay, trace, and contextual fear conditioning. Rats were administered either 5.25 g/kg/day alcohol via gastric intubation or received sham-intubations (SI) between Postnatal Day (PD) 4 and 9 followed by either… CONTINUE READING