What is the functional significance of chronic stress-induced CA3 dendritic retraction within the hippocampus?

@article{Conrad2006WhatIT,
  title={What is the functional significance of chronic stress-induced CA3 dendritic retraction within the hippocampus?},
  author={Cheryl D. Conrad},
  journal={Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={41-60}
}
Chronic stress produces consistent and reversible changes within the dendritic arbors of CA3 hippocampal neurons, characterized by decreased dendritic length and reduced branch number. This chronic stress-induced dendritic retraction has traditionally corresponded to hippocampus-dependent spatial memory deficits. However, anomalous findings have raised… CONTINUE READING