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Poster Works Cited

Welcome! We’ve cited a small sampling of the extensive research related to the maternal behavior research presented on our 2021 PRISM poster. If you’re interested in more works beyond this list, please contact Dr. Franssen at Thank you!

  1. Dupont C, Armant DR, Brenner CA. (2009). Epigenetics: definition, mechanisms and clinical perspective. Semin Reprod Med. 27(5):351-7. DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1237423.
  2. Champagne FA (2008). Epigenetic mechanisms and the transgenerational effects of maternal care. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 29(3):386-397. DOI:
  3. Rafella C et al. (2012). Handling of Adolescent Rats Improves Learning and Memory and Decreases Anxiety. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 51(5):548-553.
  4. Baldini S, Restani L, Baroncelli L, Coltelli M, Franco R, Cenni MC, Lamberto M, Berardi N (2013). Enriched Early Life Experiences Reduce Adult Anxiety-Like Behavior in Rats: A Role for Insulin-Like Growth Factor. Journal of Neuroscience,  33(28):11715-11723.  DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3541-12.2013
  5. Leijdesdorff S et al. (2017). Prevalence of psychopathology in children of parents with mental illness and/or addiction: an up to date narrative review. Current Opinions in Psychiatry, 30(4):312-317. DOI:
  6. Aronoff E, Hillyer R, Leon M (2016) Environmental Enrichment Therapy for Autism: Outcomes with Increased Access. Neural Plasticity. 2016:online.
  7. Miguel PM, Pereira LO, Silveira PP, Meaney MJ (2019). Early environmental influences on the development of children’s brain structure and function. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 61(10):1127-1133.