Experience induces structural and biochemical changes in the adult primate brain.

@article{Kozorovitskiy2005ExperienceIS,
  title={Experience induces structural and biochemical changes in the adult primate brain.},
  author={Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy and Charles G. Gross and Catherine Kopil and Lisa Battaglia and Meghan McBreen and Alexis M Stranahan and Elizabeth Gould},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={102 48},
  pages={17478-82}
}
Primates exhibit complex social and cognitive behavior in the wild. In the laboratory, however, the expression of their behavior is usually limited. A large body of literature shows that living in an enriched environment alters dendrites and synapses in the brains of adult rodents. To date, no studies have investigated the influence of living in a complex environment on brain structure in adult primates. We assessed dendritic architecture, dendritic spines, and synaptic proteins in adult… CONTINUE READING
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