Preparing for adulthood: thousands upon thousands of new cells are born in the hippocampus during puberty, and most survive with effortful learning

  • Daniel M. Curlik, Gina DiFeo, Tracey J. Shors
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience, April 2014, Frontiers Media SA
  • DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00070

Neurogenesis in Adolescents

What is it about?

These studies report a large increase in cell production during adolescence. However most of the new cells die unless new learning occurs.

Why is it important?

These studies have implications for learning and brain health in teenagers.

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