Neurogenesis and Memory

H. M. Sisti, Tracey Shors

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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.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080914558
ISBN (Print)9780080453965
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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


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