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Function 

Function
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Function
Author(s):

Gerd Kempermann

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199729692.003.0010
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date: 26 June 2019

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.

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