Chapter

Function

Gerd Kempermann

in Adult Neurogenesis 2

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199729692
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199729692.003.0010
Function

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Adult neurogenesis contributes to brain function by supplying a particular type of plasticity. In the hippocampus this function is tied to the particular function of the dentate gyrus and contributes to pattern separation and the avodance of catastrophic interference. The chapter draws a comprehensive overview on the large and complicated literature and provides a critical synthesis.

Chapter.  23581 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System

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