Zari N Williams-Yee

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Maternal physiology and behavior change dramatically over the course of pregnancy to nurture the fetus and prepare for motherhood. Further, the experience of motherhood itself continues to influence brain functioning well after birth, shaping behavior to promote the survival of offspring. To meet these goals, cognitive abilities, such as spatial memory and(More)
Male rodents typically display an advantage over female conspecifics in tasks that assess memory for the identity or location of objects. However, the performance of female rodents on object recognition and object location tasks often is enhanced by elevated levels of ovarian steroids. The novel object-in-place task, combines elements of object recognition(More)
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