Date of Award
Master of Arts in General Experimental Psychology
Butt, Allen E.
This experiment examined the effects of environmental enrichment on performance in an attention-dependent learning task in rats with selective lesions of the cholinergic nucleus basalis magnocellularis (NBM). The findings demonstrate that environmental enrichment can enhance attention-dependent learning performance in normal animals as well as attenuating NBM lesion-induced impairments otherwise seen following rearing in standard conditions.
Kinney-Hurd, Brandee Leianne, "Environmental enrichment attenuates nucleus basalis lesion induced impairments to attention" (2010). Theses Digitization Project. 3777.