Psychology Colloquium by Dr. Peter Clark

February 3, 2020, 3:10-4:30pm | Lagomarcino 1155

Title:  Stress-buffering properties of exercise: A role for plasticity in brain reward circuits

Description: Regularly engaging in exercise promotes stress-robustness, protecting from the development of stress-related psychiatric disorders like anxiety and depression.  This seminar will explore exercise-induced adaptations in rodent brain reward centers that may be contributing to stress-resistance.  Preliminary data will also be shared investigating the willingness to engage in physical activity following exposure to a single episode of acute stress earlier in life.