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Research Article

Sexual Experience Promotes Adult Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus Despite an Initial Elevation in Stress Hormones

  • Benedetta Leuner,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Erica R. Glasper,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth Gould mail

    goulde@princeton.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Published: July 14, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011597

About the Authors

Benedetta Leuner, Erica R. Glasper, Elizabeth Gould
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: goulde@princeton.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BL. Performed the experiments: BL ERG EG. Analyzed the data: BL ERG EG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BL. Wrote the paper: BL.