Postnatal aversive experience impairs sensitivity to natural rewards and increases susceptibility to negative events in adult life.

@article{Ventura2013PostnatalAE,
  title={Postnatal aversive experience impairs sensitivity to natural rewards and increases susceptibility to negative events in adult life.},
  author={Rossella Ventura and Roberto Coccurello and Diego Andolina and Emanuele Claudio Latagliata and Claudio Zanettini and Valentina Lampis and Marco Battaglia and Francesca R D'Amato and Anna Moles},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={
          1606-17
        }
}
Evidence shows that maternal care and postnatal traumatic events can exert powerful effects on brain circuitry development but little is known about the impact of early postnatal experiences on processing of rewarding and aversive stimuli related to the medial prefrontal cortex (mpFC) function in adult life. In this study, the unstable maternal environment induced by repeated cross-fostering (RCF) impaired palatable food conditioned place preference and disrupted the natural preference for… CONTINUE READING

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