Involvement of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Learning and Forgetting

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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.




Yau, S. Y., Li, A., & So, K. F. (2015). Involvement of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Learning and Forgetting. Neural Plasticity. Hindawi Limited.

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