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Compensation of a sensory deficit inflicted upon newborn and adult animals. A behavioural study

Völgyi, Béla and Farkas, Tamás and Toldi, József (1993) Compensation of a sensory deficit inflicted upon newborn and adult animals. A behavioural study. NeuroReport, 4 (6). pp. 827-829. ISSN 0959-4965 (print), 1473-558X (online)

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Abstract

SOMATOSENSORY deprivation (bilateral vibrissa clipping) was performed on newborn (P1) and adult (P80) rats and, on 10 successive days starting on day 81, the effect of sensory deprivation was tested in a rectangular maze versus controls. The maze performance (the time to reach the goal-box with food reward) of the P80 animals was significantly poorer than that of P1 animals. The tests repeatedly demonstrated, however, that the maze performance achieved by the P1 animals was better than that of the controls. This behavioural study clearly revealed that early sensory deprivation induced (probably cross-modal) compensatory changes in other sensory systems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QL Zoology / állattan
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RZ Other systems of medicine / orvostudomány egyéb területei
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2012 07:38
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2012 07:38
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/3350

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