Long-term biobehavioral effects of maternal separation in the rat: consistent or confusing?

@article{Lehmann2000LongtermBE,
  title={Long-term biobehavioral effects of maternal separation in the rat: consistent or confusing?},
  author={Julia Lehmann and Joram Feldon},
  journal={Reviews in the neurosciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={383-408}
}
Over the last decades of research there has been increasing interest in endocrine and behavioral effects of postnatal environmental manipulations. A manipulation procedure that has been widely used to date is that of maternal separation. Many studies have demonstrated that, in the rat, a single or repeated separation of the pups from the mother leads to acute as well as long-term effects on endocrinology and behavior. However, reviewing the literature shows that contrary findings for almost all… CONTINUE READING
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