Involvement of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Learning and Forgetting

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2015

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Yau, Sonata Suk Yu
Li, Ang
So, Kwok-Fai

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Neural Plasticity

Abstract

Adult hippocampal neurogenesis is a process involving the continuous generation of newborn neurons in the hippocampus of adult animals. Mounting evidence has suggested that hippocampal neurogenesis contributes to some forms of hippocampus-dependent learning and memory; however, the detailed mechanism concerning how this small number of newborn neurons could affect learning and memory remains unclear. In this review, we discuss the relationship between adult-born neurons and learning and memory, with a highlight on recently discovered potential roles of neurogenesis in pattern separation and forgetting.

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Yau, S., Li, A., & So, K. (2015). Involvement of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in learning and forgetting. Neural Plasticity, Vol. 2015, Article ID 717958.