The Importance of a Well-Groomed Child

@article{Sapolsky1997TheIO,
  title={The Importance of a Well-Groomed Child},
  author={R. Sapolsky},
  journal={Science},
  year={1997},
  volume={277},
  pages={1620 - 1621}
}
The handling of rat pups by humans has a subsequent positive effect on the rats' endocrine system and cognitive functioning as adults. A [report][1] in this issue indicates that this effect may be due to the intense licking and grooming that these handled pups receive by their mothers when they are returned to the fold. In a Perspective, Sapolsky discusses the neuroendocrine basis for this conclusion and its implications for human development. [1]: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/short… Expand

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