Dissertations - Neuroscience
This collection contains dissertations from the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois.
(2017-06-21)Nutritional cognitive neuroscience is an emerging interdisciplinary field of research that seeks to understand nutrition’s impact on cognition and brain health across the life span. While accumulating evidence indicates ...
(2017-07-09)Neural circuitry, at its most basic level, is composed of multiple synaptic connections formed between the neurons within a circuit. These synaptic contacts are also the sites of local protein synthesis, which is required ...
Sex differences in PFC-related behavior after amphetamine exposure and across adolescent development (2017-06-02)Adolescence is a time of experimentation and risk taking. Experimentation with drug use during this period can have especially harmful consequences, however, as adolescent-onset substance use is more likely to lead to ...
(2017-05-19)This work explores the mechanisms and lifestyle modifiers of brain anatomy throughout the aging process. First, a thorough review of the mechanisms of fitness on brain anatomy is presented. Next, a study examining the ...
Epigenetic & transcriptomic alterations associated with childhood maltreatment, major depressive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (2017-07-10)Childhood maltreatment increases the risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) later in life. Dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, a regulator ...