Research and Writing – Links to selected works by Dr. Marian Diamond


If you want learn about the PBS documentary My Love Affair With the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond, click here.

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But if you want to read some of Dr. Diamonds research in her own words, you are in the right place!


On the Brain of a Scientist: Albert Einstein
Marian C. Diamond, Arnold B. Scheibel, Greer m. Murphy, Jr., and Thomas Harvey
Experimental Neurology, Vol. 88, pp. 198-204, 1985

The Effects of an Enriched Environment on the Histology of the Rat Cerebral Cortex
by Marian C. Diamond, David Krech and Mark R. Rosenzweig
The Journal of Comparative Neurology, Vol. 123, No. 1, August 1964

Marian Cleeves Diamond” in  The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography, Vol. 6
Marian Cleeves Diamond
Society for Neuroscience, The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Series

Women in Modern Science
Marian C. Diamond, PhD
Journal of the American Medical Women’s Asssociation, Vol. 18, No 11, pp. 891-896,  November 1963

Chemical and Anatomical Plasticity of Brain: Changes in brain through experience, demanded by learning theories, are found in experiments with rats
Edward L. Bennett, Marian C. Diamond, David Krech, Mark R. Rosenzweig
Science, Vol. 146, No. 3644, pp 610-619, Oct. 30, 1964

Sex and the Cerebral Cortex
Marian Cleeves Diamond
Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 25, pp 823-825, 1989

Response of the Brain to Enrichment
Marian C. Diamond
Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, Vol. 73, no. 2, Rio de Janeiro, June 2001

Brain Changes in Response to Experience
Rats kept in a lively environment for 30 days show distinct changes in brain anatomy and chemistry compared with animals ketp in a dull environment.  The implications of these effects for people are assessed.
Mark R. Rosenzweig, Edward L. Bennett and Marian Cleeves Diamond
Scientific American, p22-30, February 1972

Plasticity in the 904-Day-Old Male Rat Cerebral Cortex
Marian C. Diamond, Ruth Johnson, Ann Marie Protti, Carol Ott, and Linda Kajisa
Experimental Neurology 87, 309-317 (1985)

Mental stimulation increases circulating CD4-positive T lymphocytes: a preliminary study
Marian C. Diamond, Jeanne Weidner, Peter Schow, Stanley Grell, Marian Everett
Cognitive Brain Research, 2001


Rat Cerebral Cortex Measurements,
original data entry worksheet
from Dr. Diamond’s laboratory,
1964 (click for full size)

(Note:  pencil and paper … so’ back in the day’, eh?)


Magic Trees of the Mind: How to Nuture you Child’s Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth,  by Marian Diamond and Janet Hopson, 1999

The Human Brain Coloring Book, by Marian C. Diamond and Arnold B. Scheibel, 1985

Enriching Heredity: The Impact of the Environment on the Anatomy of the Brain,  by Marian Cleeves Diamond, 1988

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