New learning neurons found (ScienceAlert)

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A team of Australian researchers have identified the moment when immature neurons become important for learning.

Pamela D Lloyd‘s insight:

Researchers from the University of Queensland have had a paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience which reports that immature neurons are required for learning, while the process of retrieving memories is not dependent upon the presence of immature neurons. One of the researchers, Dr. Jana Vukovic of UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute commented, “There are ways to encourage the production of new neurons – including physical exercise – to improve learning," indicating that there are practical applications of this research.

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