Effects of preweaning exposure to novel maternal odors on maternal responsiveness and selectivity in adulthood.

@article{Shah2002EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of preweaning exposure to novel maternal odors on maternal responsiveness and selectivity in adulthood.},
  author={Akeel Shah and Gozil Oxley and Vedran Lovic and Alison S. Fleming},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          187-96
        }
}
We examined the effects of odor exposure in the nest on the offspring's subsequent adult responsivity to pups scented with the same odor or a different odor. It was hypothesized that animals receiving exposure to the odor in the nest would be more maternally responsive to pups scented with the (same) exposed odor than to unscented (water-scented) pups. In the first part of the study (Part A), Sprague-Dawley female rat pups (days 1-18 of age) either received exposure to an artificial lemon odor… CONTINUE READING

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