Neuroscience Seminar Series

Dr. Erica Glasper -  Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, The Ohio State University, OH 

Breaking Bonds: Neurobiological consequences of loss across the lifespan 

Synopsis: Our brains are highly plastic and respond both structurally and functionally to a host of experiences – those beginning in the early days of life and stretching well into our older years. In this talk, I will discuss how the maintenance, or loss, of social bonds occurring throughout life (e.g., early-life adverse parental experiences, pair bonding) can modulate neural plasticity, hormones, and immune function. I will discuss data suggesting the loss of social bonds (e.g., mate bond separation, early-life parental loss) can have deleterious, sex-specific consequences on brain and behavior, highlighting the potential for central inflammation and peripheral stress hormones as potential mediators.  

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Muenzinger Psychology, E214
1905 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309

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Students, Faculty, Postdoc

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