Michigan Scientists Analyze Brain Cells Born During Puberty With Neurolucida

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What does it take to survive that tumultuous time called adolescence? Good friends, exercise, and new brain cells.

Scientists at Michigan State University found evidence of neurogenesis in the brains of adolescent hamsters, according to a study published last month in PNAS. The new cells, which became integrated into neural circuits in adulthood, were discovered in the amygdala and connected limbic regions – areas associated with social learning and mating behavior.

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