Maternal experience inhibits the production of immature neurons in the hippocampus during the postpartum period through elevations in adrenal steroids

@article{Leuner2007MaternalEI,
  title={Maternal experience inhibits the production of immature neurons in the hippocampus during the postpartum period through elevations in adrenal steroids},
  author={Benedetta Leuner and Christian Mirescu and Liron Noiman and Elizabeth Gould},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={2007},
  volume={17}
}
Motherhood is accompanied by alterations in numerous nonreproductive behaviors, including learning and memory, as well as anxiety and stress regulation. These functions have been linked to adult neurogenesis in the hippocampus, but the effect of maternal experience on this brain region has not been completely explored. To determine whether the production of new hippocampal granule cells is altered during the postpartum period, we examined the number of proliferating cells and their progeny in… Expand
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