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In search of features that constitute an "enriched environment" in humans. Associations between geographical properties and brain structure

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Enriched environments elicit brain plasticity in animals. In humans it is unclear which environment is enriching. Living in a city has been associated with increased amygdala activity in a stress paradigm, and being brought up in a city with increased pregenual anterior cingulate (pACC) activity. We set out to identify geographical characteristics that constitute an enriched environment affecting the human brain. We used structural equation modelling on 341 older adults to establish three lat...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41598-017-12046-7

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German Federal Ministry of Education and Research More from this funder
German Science Foundation More from this funder
European Union More from this funder
Jacobs Foundation More from this funder
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
7
Pages:
11920
Publication date:
2017-09-05
Acceptance date:
2017-08-22
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EISSN:
2045-2322
ISSN:
2045-2322
Pubs id:
pubs:725059
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uri:a6deb238-dd7e-4a2c-a837-ae2c40822c0b
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uuid:a6deb238-dd7e-4a2c-a837-ae2c40822c0b
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pubs:725059

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