Immunodepression reduces learning performance in male laboratory mice (Mus musculus).

Abstract

Several theoretical and empirical studies have suggested that immunocompetence may act as a constraint on learning, due to a trade-off in investment in the two processes. Here we tested whether experimentally depressing immune responsiveness of male BKW mice using antithymocyte serum (ATS) would lead to reduced learning performance in a radial maze task… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2008.10.021

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