Postoperative environmental enrichment attenuates fimbria-fornix lesion-induced impairments in Morris maze performance.

@article{Rijzingen1997PostoperativeEE,
  title={Postoperative environmental enrichment attenuates fimbria-fornix lesion-induced impairments in Morris maze performance.},
  author={I M van Rijzingen and Willem Hendrik Gispen and Berry M. Spruijt},
  journal={Neurobiology of learning and memory},
  year={1997},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={21-8}
}
Male Wistar rats were given a bilateral or a unilateral transection of the fimbria-fornix; subsequently they were kept in standard laboratory housing conditions or in enriched environments for 6 weeks, after which they were tested in the Morris maze. In the acquisition phase of the experiment rats with a bilateral lesion of the fimbria-fornix were markedly impaired in their ability to locate the hidden platform, while rats with unilateral lesions displayed no such impairment. However, rats with… CONTINUE READING