Neurobiological Bases Of Memory

Early investigators hypothesized that learning and memory might occur through growth of new neurons in the brain, much in the same way that strength is increased through growth of muscle tissue. It soon became clear, however, that the central nervous system was limited in its ability to generate new cells. Investigators eventually showed that existing neurons possessed the ability to form new processes and connections, and that learning and memory reflected modification of neuronal signal processing, interneuronal communication, and functional relationships among brain systems. There is now a rapidly growing and exciting literature suggesting that generation of new neurons may indeed be possible in adulthood. Although this avenue of exploration holds much promise, to date evidence suggests that neuronal modification remains the primary mechanism underlying memory formation.

Understanding And Treating Autism

Understanding And Treating Autism

Whenever a doctor informs the parents that their child is suffering with Autism, the first & foremost question that is thrown over him is - How did it happen? How did my child get this disease? Well, there is no definite answer to what are the exact causes of Autism.

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