Reproductive experience alters hippocampal neurogenesis during the postpartum period in the dam

@article{Pawluski2007ReproductiveEA,
  title={Reproductive experience alters hippocampal neurogenesis during the postpartum period in the dam},
  author={Jodi L. Pawluski and Liisa A. M. Galea},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={149},
  pages={53-67}
}
Pregnancy and the postpartum period are a time of maximal neural and behavioral plasticity. Recent work has shown that hippocampus-dependent learning and memory performance and hippocampus morphology are affected by motherhood and reproductive experience (number of times pregnant and given birth). Adult neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus is influenced by steroid hormones such as estradiol and corticosterone, which fluctuate during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Thus, it… Expand
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