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Cognitive reorganization during pregnancy and the postpartum period: An evolutionary perspective.
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PMID:  23052608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Where the non-human animal research investigating reproduction-induced cognitive reorganization has focused on neural plasticity and adaptive advantage in response to the demands associated with pregnancy and parenting, human studies have primarily concentrated on pregnancy-induced memory decline. The current review updates Henry and Rendell's 2007 meta-analysis, and examines cognitive reorganization as the result of reproductive experience from an adaptationist perspective. Investigations of pregnancy-induced cognitive change in human females may benefit by focusing on areas, such as social cognition, where a cognitive advantage would serve a protective function, and by extending the study duration beyond pregnancy into the postpartum period.
Authors:
Marla V Anderson; Mel D Rutherford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Evolutionary psychology : an international journal of evolutionary approaches to psychology and behavior     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1474-7049     ISO Abbreviation:  Evol Psychol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101219668     Medline TA:  Evol Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  659-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
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