The Adult Brain Makes New Neurons, and Effortful Learning Keeps Them Alive

  • Tracey J. Shors
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science, October 2014, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0963721414540167

Neurogenesis and its role in Learning and Memory

What is it about?

New neurons are produced in the brain every day. This review discusses the data showing the connection between new neurons and new learning.

Why is it important?

Neurogenesis is an exciting example of robust change in the adult brain. Its role in learning is likewise exciting because we do not necessarily understand how mammals learn. This is one piece of the puzzle.

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