Summary: Neurons created as a result of adult neurogenesis mature for longer and grow larger than those created during infancy. Findings suggest adult-born neurons may have a more powerful function than those created during infancy and may play a critical role in neuroplasticity.
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“Adult-Born Hippocampal Neurons Undergo Extended Development and Are Morphologically Distinct From Neonatally-Born Neurons”. by John Darby Cole, Delane Espinueva, Désirée R. Seib, Alyssa M. Ash, Matthew B. Cooke, Shaina P. Cahill, Timothy O’Leary, Sharon S. Kwan and Jason S. Snyder.
npj Science of Food doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1665-19.2020