dark compartment of the apparatus. In the IA test phase (one week later) the same procedure took place, but without shock. Complementary measures were obtained by evaluating all the animals in an elevated plus maze (locomotor activity and emotionality) and on a hot plate (analgesia). IA learning was confirmed in all groups except the stressed+saline group, which was the only one that exhibited higher anxiety levels. No variations were observed in either locomotor activity or analgesia. In
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the positive effects of EE on pain sensitivity, depressive symptoms, and cognitive performance (Wang et al., 2019b). It has been suggested that motor behaviours should be taken into account when evaluating the influence of EE on pain modulation (Parent-Vachon and Vachon, 2018). For that reason, the current study aimed to evaluate the effects of EE on both pain sensitivity in the hot plate and emotional measures obtained in the elevated zero maze.
One of the most common basic components of EE
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