Congrats to Beyza and Melisa!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

 

Our efforts on elucidating the biological and psychological correlates of environmental enrichment bore fruit, thanks to the perseverance of Beyza and Melisa.

This work demonstrates that brief enrichment following relatively long-term isolation stress leads to differential results in affective and cognitive systems. Following 30 days of social isolation, we observed a substantial anxiolytic effect in the experimental/enriched animals. However, rats exposed to enrichment also showed increased behavioral despair compared with the control group:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13415-022-00989-y