Plasticity and redundancy in the integration of adult born neurons in the hippocampus

  title={Plasticity and redundancy in the integration of adult born neurons in the hippocampus},
  author={Thiago F. A. França},
  journal={Neurobiology of Learning and Memory},
&NA; Hippocampal neurogenesis (HN) is an extreme form of plasticity that inevitably rewires the hippocampal circuit and this rewiring was put forward as a possible mechanism for neurogenesis' behavioral effects. Here, I critically evaluate multiple lines of evidence to argue that structural plasticity induced by HN is, to a large extent, functionally redundant and thus has limited impact on behavior. The associative plasticity rules along with properties of immature neurons should only allow… Expand
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