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Estrogens and MemoryBasic Research and Clinical Implications$
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Karyn M. Frick

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190645908

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190645908.001.0001

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Who Are You and What Do You Know?

Who Are You and What Do You Know?

Estrogenic Regulation of Social Recognition and Social Learning

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Estrogens and Memory

Paul A. S. Sheppard

Talya Kuun

Pietro Paletta

Elena Choleris

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines both the classical (genomic, long-term) and rapid (nongenomic) effects of estrogens on social recognition and social learning with regards to behavior and neurobiology. The chapter discusses how estrogens regulate an animal’s ability to recognize a previously encountered conspecific (social recognition) and how estrogens regulate an animal’s ability to acquire socially transmitted information from a conspecific (social learning). It reviews the different brain regions and estrogen receptors involved in these skills. Furthermore, it discusses mechanisms that may drive estrogens’ effects on these behaviors, such as via the oxytocin system or via cell signaling pathways.

Keywords:   estrogens, social transmission, food preferences, mate choice copying, habituation–dishabituation, social discrimination, hippocampus, medial amygdala, paraventricular nucleus, hypothalamus

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