Housing in an enriched environment: A tool to study functional recovery after experimental stroke

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Abstract

Physical therapy and social interactions between the stroke patient and health care professionals or relatives facilitate the process of recovery and promote the improvement of neurological function after stroke. These observations can be mimicked in the experimental setting with the concept of enriched environment. The enriched environment is a housing condition for rodents combining social interactions and sensorimotor stimulation that improves neurological function without affecting the extent of brain damage after experimental stroke. This chapter deals with the concept of enriched housing and performing studies using enriched environment as a tool to investigate mechanisms of recovery after brain injury.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Neurosciences

Keywords

  • Behavior, Cell genesis, Enriched environment, Functional recovery, Glial scar, Plasticity, Remodeling, Rotating pole test
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRodent Models of Stroke
EditorsUlrich Dirnagl
PublisherHumana Press
Pages85-91
Number of pages7
Volume47
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60761-750-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-60761-749-5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 25
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

Publication series

NameNeuromethods
Volume47
ISSN (Print)08932336
ISSN (Electronic)19406045