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Enriched Environment Experience Overcomes Learning Deficits and Depressive-Like Behavior Induced by Juvenile Stress

  • Yana Ilin,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, The Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN), University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel

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  • Gal Richter-Levin mail

    galrichterlevin@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, The Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN), University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel

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  • Published: January 30, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004329
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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A reason to believe that all is not lost at five

Posted by Engatnomal on 05 Mar 2009 at 20:55 GMT

I am no expert but I've been aware of the consequences of stress on human behaviour. This study allows us to presume that enriched environments (EE) can salvage young people otherwise almost condemned to very difficult lifes. It just makes sense. But it is very nice to the effects an EE can have.