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Study Shows That As We Gain Brain Cells, We Lose Memories

How vividly do your remember your childhood? For me there are snatches, here and there, but a lot of those early experiences are gone.

New research by Sheena Josselyn and Paul Frankland at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada might sheds some light on why that happens, suggesting newly formed neurons can actually dislodge old info.

According to an article about the findings in Nature, the pair studied neuron growth in the hippocampus region of the brains of mice. The hippocampus...
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