Biological Embedding of Stress Early in Development

Michael Meaney, PhD

Stress, Brain Architecture, Serve and Return

October 2011

Dr Michael Meaney, from McGill University reviews the molecular mechanisms that explain how maternal care alters gene expression to influence stress responses that can predispose people to negative outcomes such as addiction. Meaney briefly discusses the effects of epigenetics and environmental enrichment on the development, programming and regulation of the brain.