Neurogenesis in the Adult Brain: Prospects for Brain Repair

  • A. Alvarez-Buylla
Part of the Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences book series (NEUROSCIENCE)


It was once generally thought that the scaffolding needed to build the brain was disassembled as brain histogenesis came to an end. Thus, neuronal precursors were thought to be depleted and the support mechanisms for neuronal migration and differentiation were thought to disappear with development. As Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1991) put it, “once the development was ended, the founts of growth and regeneration…. dried up irrevocably”.


Olfactory Bulb Lateral Ventricle Adult Brain Adult Neurogenesis Neuronal Precursor 
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