Environmental Influences on Adult Neurogenesis

E. R. Glasper, J. C. Morton, E. Gould

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Environmental factors play a key role in refining neuronal circuitry in adulthood. Numerous experiences modulate the number of new neurons in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, suggesting that adult neurogenesis is an important substrate for experience-dependent change. The influences of stress and the environment on adult neurogenesis, the functional consequences of this process, and its therapeutic potential are discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Three-Volume Set, 1-3
ISBN (Electronic)9780080453965
ISBN (Print)9780080914558
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


  • Adult neurogenesis
  • Anxiety
  • BrdU
  • Depression
  • Enriched environment
  • Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis
  • Learning
  • Parenting
  • Proliferation
  • Social dominance
  • Stress
  • Voluntary exercise


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