Involvement of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Learning and Forgetting

Suk Yu Yau, Ang Li, Kwok Fai So

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number717958
JournalNeural Plasticity
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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