Data from: Experimental evidence for sex-specific plasticity in adult brain

Gabor Herczeg, Abigél Gonda, Gergely Balázs, Kristina Noreikiene & Juha Merilä
Background: Plasticity in brain size and the size of different brain regions during early ontogeny is known from many vertebrate taxa, but less is known about plasticity in the brains of adults. In contrast to mammals and birds, most parts of a fish’s brain continue to undergo neurogenesis throughout adulthood, making lifelong plasticity in brain size possible. We tested whether maturing adult three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) reared in a stimulus-poor environment exhibited brain plasticity in...
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