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Cortical Plasticity  

Sally A. Marik and Charles D. Gilbert

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Apr 2018
The cerebral cortex is a learning engine. The ability to encode information about sensory experience or practiced movements is a universal property of all cortical areas. This capacity, ... More

Developmental Consequences of Trauma on Brain Circuits  

Maya Opendak and Regina Sullivan

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Apr 2018
Traumatic experiences can be challenging at any age, but recent evidence has highlighted the trauma experienced from an attachment figure as particularly detrimental. Fear, or threat, ... More

Mediators of Glucocorticoid-Regulated Adaptive Plasticity  

Bruce S. McEwen and Conor Liston

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Nov 2017
The hippocampus has provided a gateway for understanding of how stress, as well as sex hormones, affect cognitive process and has revealed adaptive plasticity in neuronal structure and ... More

Organization and Plasticity of Cortical Inhibition  

Bernard Kripkee and Robert C. Froemke

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May 2017
Plasticity of inhibitory synapses keeps inhibition in balance and in register with excitation when changes occur in excitatory synapses. Inhibition has many functions to perform, and there ... More

Oxytocin and Plasticity of Social Behavior  

Elizabeth A.D. Hammock

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Sep 2017
Oxytocin plays well-known roles in modulating social behavior in mammals. Oxytocin function depends on the brain circuitry it modulates, which is determined by the cell-type specific ... More