Press release about PNAS study (Dalla et al., 2009) showing that sex differences in learning determine the proportion of new brain cells that will be preserved after learning. Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2, 2009.

Segment on Public Radio (Newark station) about sex differences in learning and their relative effects on neurogenesis in the adult brain. February 2009.

Segment from movie about Quark Park, an art installation about the role of the hippocampus in learning and how learning can preserve new brain cells.

A podcast of a radio show known as Sounds of Science. It was broadcast
on NJN and then placed on their website as a podcast.

The attached Nature Podcast aired in October of 2007.  It highlights a report published by Shors and Bangasser in Nature Neuroscience (2007).  The end of the podcast presents an interview with Dr. Shors as well as one with the editor of Nature Neuroscience about the findings. The study found that the hippocampus is necessary for the modulation of learning after stress – both enhanced learning in males and impaired performance in females.

The Economist published a review of the work funded by NSF.  It describes the role that new neurons play in neurogenesis and in particular the findings showing that learning rescues new neurons from death.

The Wild River Review interviewed Dr. Shors about her work on neurogenesis and learning.  This interview arose from an art installation known as Quark Park in Princeton, New Jersey.  Twelve scientists were selected from all disciplines.  Each then collaborated with an artist and an architect to design and build an art installation highlighting the work of the scientist. The Shors installation consisted of a bamboo structure in the shape of the hippocampus.  People could walk through the structure and see the types of cells that exist in each part of the hippocampus. The pictures of the cells were actual photomicrographs of neurons in the brain.  They were taken from experiments conducted in the Shors laboratory.  >30,000 people visited the site, many of them young children from local schools.

Use it or Lose it. October 19. 2006.

The mismeasure of woman. October 12. 2006.

Growth Hormone Is Made In The Brain, Report Scientists. Endocrinology News. March 29, 2006.

Stress: Friend or Foe? Memory Loss and the Brain. March, 2006.

Gender and the brain: New evidence shows how hormones wire the minds of men and women to see the world differently. By Ronald Kotulak. Tribune science reporter. April 30, 2006.

Newborn Neurons Search for Meaning. By Marcia Barinaga. Science. January 3, 2003

Experiment Corroborates Freud's Theory Of Repression. Aetna IntelliHealth. March 14, 2001.

Some choose to lose memory: We can consciously block out bits of the past. By Helen Pearson. Nature. March 15, 2001.

Memories May Need Fresh Neurons By Greg Miller. ScienceNow. 16 March 2001.

New neurons are involved in memory formation. By Kenneth Lee. The Scientist. March 19, 2001

Study advances memory theory. by Stephen Shultz. Princeton Weekly Bulletin. April 9, 2001.

New Cells Thrive in Brain's Learning Center: Hippocampus plasticity surprises researchers. By Leslie Pray. The Scientist. Dec 10, 2001.

Women under stress: The role of estrogen in memory and learning. By Stacey B. Hersh. Rutgers Focus. March 03, 2000.

Males Learn Better Under Stress, But women do better when relaxed. By Neil Sherman. Healing Well. Nov. 7, 2000.


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