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Study claims that human brain does not produce new brain cells?

The hippocampus does make new brain cells, especially after aerobic exercise; there is an overwhelming amount of evidence for this claim (Erickson, Voss, et al., 2011; Firth, Stubbs, et al., 2017; ...
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Hebbian theory and synaptogenesis - how to identify the subsequently actioned neuron?

Hebb's actual statement is: Let us assume that the persistence or repetition of a reverberatory activity (or "trace") tends to induce lasting cellular changes that add to its stability. ... When an ...
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Why are empty spaces around hippocampus and striatum not filled with astrocytes?

Short answer Glial scarring is due to brain damage. Brain damage results in molecular signals to be released that attract glial cells. Spaces in the brain present during development are not ...
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