Adult Neurogenesis: An Evolutionary Perspective.

@article{Kempermann2015AdultNA,
  title={Adult Neurogenesis: An Evolutionary Perspective.},
  author={Gerd Kempermann},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          a018986
        }
}
When adult neurogenesis was discovered in the mammalian brain it was often considered an atavism and, even today, many people are convinced that there has been a "phylogenetic reduction" away from lifelong neurogenesis, favoring stability for complex brains. Adult neurogenesis is found throughout the animal kingdom but varies to a large extent. Mammals might have fewer neurogenic zones than, for example, fish, but within their remaining neurogenic zones, the new neurons are highly functional… CONTINUE READING

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