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McEwen Reading List: “Stress, fear and memory”

Reading for all students:

“The End of Stress as We Know It” by Bruce McEwen and Elizabeth Lasley, Joseph Henry Press.
Book on reserve in library

“The End of Sex as We Know It” by Bruce McEwen and Elizabeth Lasley, Cerebrum article.

Download Bruce McEwen's 5/1/2006 PPT presentation.

Reading for student presentations:

Mallika Mallavarapu

TOPIC 1: "Reconsolidation of Fear Memory"

Review: Nader et al. The labile nature of consolidation theory. Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 1:216-219 (2000). PDF

Primary Paper: Debiec et al. Directly reactivated, but not indirectly reactivated, memories undergo reconsolidation in the amygdala. PNAS 103:3428-3433(2006). PDF

Grigoris Oikonomou

TOPIC 2: "DNA Methylation in Relation to Long-Term Effects of Maternal Care"

Review: Francis & Meaney. Maternal care and the development of stress responses. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 9:128-134 (1999). PDF

Primary Paper: Weaver et al. Epigenetic programming by maternal behavior. Nat. Neurosci. 7:847-854 (2004). PDF

Additional Reading (unassigned)

TOPIC 3: "Possible Role of Neurogenesis in Hippocampal Dependent Memory"

Primary Paper: Shors et al. Neurogenesis in the adult is involved in the formation of trace memories. Nature. 410:372-376(2001). PDF

Primary Paper: Leuner et al. Learning enhances the survival of new neurons beyond the time when the hippocampus is required for memory. J. Neurosci. 24:7477-7481 (2004). PDF

Primary Paper: Cuppini et al. Age-Related Naturally Occurring Depression of Hippocampal Neurogenesis Does Not Affect Trace Fear Conditioning. Hippocampus 16:141-148 (2006). PDF

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