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Mommy Brain Revisited

30 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Jodi PawluskiWebsite

Mommy Brain Revisited: the neuroscience of parenting - A podcast for parents, health care providers, scientists and anyone interested in current research on ‘mommy brain’ and brain changes with parenting. Talking with leading researchers in the field. Episodes monthly.Brain art: www.maayanillustrati… read more

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16. Immune Changes in the Maternal Brain

In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr Benedetta Leuner who is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University in the USA.  We talk about her research investigating the neuroimmune changes in the maternal brain. So important! We talk about microglia changes during pregnancy and the postpartum, their role in neuroplasticity, mechanisms behind their changes, and the potential role of neuroimmune changes in maternal mental illnesses such as Postpartum Depression.  We also talk about our experiences with ‘Mommy Brain’ – 😊 .

For more information about Dr. Leuner's research click here.  

Here is a direct link to her publications.  

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