Neuroplasticity in the maternal hippocampus: Relation to cognition and effects of repeated stress.

@article{Pawluski2016NeuroplasticityIT,
  title={Neuroplasticity in the maternal hippocampus: Relation to cognition and effects of repeated stress.},
  author={Jodi Pawluski and Kelly G. Lambert and Craig Howard Kinsley},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2016},
  volume={77},
  pages={86-97}
}
This article is part of a Special Issue "Parental Care". It is becoming clear that the female brain has an inherent plasticity that is expressed during reproduction. The changes that occur benefit the offspring, which in turn secures the survival of the mother's genetic legacy. Thus, the onset of maternal motivation involves basic mechanisms from genetic expression profiles, to hormone release, to hormone-neuron interactions, all of which fundamentally change the neural architecture - and for a… CONTINUE READING

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The maternal brain is a marvel of directed change , extending into behaviors both obvious ( infant - directed ) and less obvious ( predation , cognition ) .
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