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Motherhood improves learning and memory

Neural activity in rats is enhanced by pregnancy and the demands of rearing offspring.

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Figure 1: Improvement in spatial learning following reproductive and pup experience.


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Kinsley, C., Madonia, L., Gifford, G. et al. Motherhood improves learning and memory. Nature 402, 137–138 (1999).

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