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Hormones and Brain Plasticity
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Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Luis Miguel García-Segura

Abstract

One of the most fascinating developments in the field of neuroscience in the second half of the 20th century was the discovery of the endogenous capacity of the brain for reorganization during adult life. Morphological and functional mechanisms underlying brain plasticity have been extensively explored and characterized. However, our understanding of the functional significance of these plastic changes is still fragmentary. This book shows that brain plasticity plays an essential role in the regulation of hormonal levels. The second aim is to propose that hormones orchestrate the multiple endo ... More

Keywords: endogenous capacity, reorganization, morphological mechanisms, functional mechanisms, brain plasticity, hormone levels, physiological responses, behavioral responses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195326611
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Miguel García-Segura, author
Cajal Institute