Neurogenesis and Memory

H. M. Sisti, Tracey Shors

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The mammalian brain continues to generate new cells throughout adulthood. Many of these cells undergo programmed cell death about 1-2 weeks after they are generated. Among the most active neurogenic regions of the adult brain is within the hippocampal formation, a brain region that is important for learning and memory. Certain types of learning can rescue these new neurons from death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages410-415
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080914558
ISBN (Print)9780080453965
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

Keywords

  • Acquisition
  • Bromodeoxyuridine
  • Dentate gyrus
  • Eyeblink conditioning
  • Hippocampus
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Neurogenesis
  • Spacing effect
  • Water maze

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