Jun 28, 2020

Adult-born neurons grow more than their infancy-born counterparts

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Neurons created as a result of adult neurogenesis mature for longer and grow larger than those created during infancy. Findings suggest adult-born neurons may have a more powerful function than those created during infancy and may play a critical role in neuroplasticity.

Source: SfN

Adult-born neurons keep growing and contributing to brain flexibility long after neurogenesis declines, according to research in rats published in Journal of Neuroscience.

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