Recent study on mice shows there is a critical period in which sensory experience has a big impact on  brain function. Photo: Shutterstock
Recent study on mice shows there is a critical period in which sensory experience has a big impact on brain function. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mice whiskers may hold clue to autism treatment with ‘love hormone’, Chinese study suggests

  • Mice with whiskers trimmed during day 12-16 of their lives had significantly reduced interaction time with new stimuli, Zhejiang University team finds
  • ‘There may be such a critical period for humans in the treatment of autism,’ lead author says, as early oxytocin doses seen to reverse social interaction deficit

Recent study on mice shows there is a critical period in which sensory experience has a big impact on  brain function. Photo: Shutterstock
Recent study on mice shows there is a critical period in which sensory experience has a big impact on brain function. Photo: Shutterstock
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