dentate gyrus

When it comes to the billions of neurons in your brain, what you see at birth is what get, except in the hippocampus. Buried deep underneath the folds of the cerebral cortex, neural stem cells in the hippocampus continue to generate new neurons. This spurs a struggle between new and old as the new cells… Read more

That the neurons in adult rats could be saved with learning has been known by scientists for years. What they didn’t know was if this would be the case for young rats, which produce two to four times more neurons than adult animals. When scientists looked at the hippocampus, a portion of the brain associated… Read more