The Maternal Brain: An Organ with Peripartal Plasticity

  title={The Maternal Brain: An Organ with Peripartal Plasticity},
  author={Katharina Maria Hillerer and Volker Jacobs and T. H. Fischer and Ludwig Aigner},
  booktitle={Neural plasticity},
The time of pregnancy, birth, and lactation, is characterized by numerous specific alterations in several systems of the maternal body. Peripartum-associated changes in physiology and behavior, as well as their underlying molecular mechanisms, have been the focus of research since decades, but are still far from being entirely understood. Also, there is growing evidence that pregnancy and lactation are associated with a variety of alterations in neural plasticity, including adult neurogenesis… CONTINUE READING


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