Montreal Gazette - The painted brain: How our lives colour our mind


Published: 16Jan2011

Can early traumatic experiences leave a mark like a splash of paint on the DNA in your brain, and cause mental illness later in life?

In 2004, McGill University researchers Michael Meaney and Moshe Szyf showed in a widely cited study that a mother rat’s nurturing could influence whether her pups were frazzled or relaxed as adults...