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The Use of the Puzzle Box as a Means of Assessing the Efficacy of Environmental Enrichment

DOI :

10.3791/52225-v

December 29th, 2014

December 29th, 2014

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1Discipline of Physiology, University of Sydney, 2Bosch Animal Behavioural Facility, University of Sydney

Environmental enrichment provides a potential protective effect against neurodegenerative disorders. Currently, however, there is no easy way of determining the efficacy of enrichment procedures. This protocol describes a simple “Puzzle Box” method for assessing an animal’s cognitive function, in order to reveal the effectiveness of environmental enrichment.

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Keywords Environmental Enrichment

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