The biological restoration of central nervous system architecture and function: part 2-emergence of the realization of adult neurogenesis.

@article{Farin2009TheBR,
  title={The biological restoration of central nervous system architecture and function: part 2-emergence of the realization of adult neurogenesis.},
  author={Azadeh Farin and Charles Y. Liu and Iver Arne Langmoen and Michael L. J. Apuzzo},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={581-60; discussion 600-1}
}
BEFORE THE 1960s, adult mammalian neurogenesis was conceptually unimaginable. Despite 45 years of observations supporting this revolutionary phenomenon, many scientists rejected this notion until irrefutable evidence provided at the end of the 20th century established that lifelong neuronal generation occurs in the adult mammalian brain. Today, in place of being viewed as a nonregenerative dormant organ, a defining characteristic of the brain is its plasticity, or capacity to undergo… CONTINUE READING