Enriched Environments in Adolescence Prevent Long-Term Effects of Early Impoverished Environments
Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher(s): National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Developmental neurobiology; Child development; Health intervention
Coverage: United States
This study found that the negative effects of early stress were mitigated by exposure to positive environments immediately after experiencing an impoverished environment, preventing rats from experiencing cognitive deficits and disrupted emotional behavior.