Making memories stronger and more precise during aging: New mechanisms by which new neurons sharpen memories

Buried deep underneath the folds of the cerebral cortex, neural stem cells in the hippocampus continue to generate new neurons, inciting a struggle between new and old as the new attempts to gain a foothold in memory-forming center of the brain. Researchers have found they can bias competition in favor of newly generated neurons. Results may have implications for PTSD, MCI, and age-related memory loss.

Source: Making memories stronger and more precise during aging: New mechanisms by which new neurons sharpen memories

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