publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Could adult hippocampal neurogenesis be relevant for human behavior?

Snyder, Jason S.; Cameron, Heather A.;
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  • Published: 28 Jun 2011 Journal: Behavioural Brain Research, volume 227, pages 384-390 (issn: 0166-4328, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Although the function of adult neurogenesis is still unclear, tools for directly studying the behavioral role of new hippocampal neurons now exist in rodents. Since similar studies are impossible to do in humans, it is important to assess whether the role of new neurons in rodents is likely to be similar to that in humans. One feature of adult neurogenesis that varies tremendously across species is the number of neurons that are generated, so a key question is whether there are enough neurons generated in humans to impact function. In this review we examine neuroanatomy and circuit function in the hippocampus to ask how many granule neurons are needed to impact ...
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Medical Subject Headings: nervous system
free text keywords: Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology, Dentate gyrus, Hippocampus, Neurogenesis, Hippocampal function, Developmental psychology, Rodent, biology.animal, Neuroscience, Neuropoiesis, Hippocampal formation, Neuroanatomy, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Article
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Could adult hippocampal neurogenesis be relevant for human behavior?

Snyder, Jason S.; Cameron, Heather A.;