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Hormones and Brain Plasticity$
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Luis Miguel García-Segura

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326611

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.001.0001

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Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Adult Reproductive Life

Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Adult Reproductive Life

(p.193) Chapter 8 Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Adult Reproductive Life
Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Luis Miguel García-Segura

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers a few selected examples of interactions of hormonal changes with brain plasticity in adult reproductive life. It briefly examines hormonal and brain plastic modifications associated with circadian rhythms, seasonal behaviors, hibernation, reproductive cycles, motherhood, and social interactions. It also analyzes the regulation of brain plasticity by hormones within the context of social interactions.

Keywords:   brain plasticity, hormonal regulation, adult life, songbirds, hibernation, mammals, seasonal breeders, motherhood, social interactions

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