Adult human brains don't grow new neurons in hippocampus, contrary to prevailing view

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(THE CONVERSATION) When our recent studymet significantskepticism, we weren’t surprised. After all, we ourselves remained skeptical of what we were seeing throughout our investigation. But repeated and varied experiments convinced us our conclusions were correct: New brain cells don’t grow (or are extremely rare) in the adult human hippocampus, a region important for learning and memory. The birth of new neurons in human memory circuits, in other words, declines during childhood to...

 

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