Environmental enrichment affects striatal graft morphology and functional recovery.

@article{Dbrssy2004EnvironmentalEA,
  title={Environmental enrichment affects striatal graft morphology and functional recovery.},
  author={M{\'a}t{\'e} D D{\"o}br{\"o}ssy and Stephen B. Dunnett},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={159-68}
}
Environmental conditions and behavioural experience can affect neuronal function and morphology. It is less well known whether such factors also influence the growth, integration and functional recovery provided by neural grafts placed within the damaged brain. Here we report on the effects of differential housing conditions on striatal graft morphology and functional recovery after striatal lesions. Rats were pretrained on a skilled bilateral forelimb task, the staircase test, and lesioned… CONTINUE READING