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Articles by Angela M. O'Connor in JoVE
The Use of the Puzzle Box as a Means of Assessing the Efficacy of Environmental Enrichment Angela M. O'Connor1, Thomas J. Burton1,2, Catherine A. Leamey1, Atomu Sawatari1 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.