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Proliferation is the production of new cells.
Synaptogenesis is a process that begins before birth and continues throughout life.
Recent evidence suggests that adult vertebrate brains generate new neurons
The brain requires millions of chemicals to correctly guide the growth of axons to their target locations.
Nerve growth factor is a chemical that promotes the survival and activity of neurons.
Exercise may account for some of the neural benefits that come from rearing rats in an enriched environment.
In strokes caused by ischemia or hemorrhage, neurons die from overstimulation.
Diaschisis refers to the decreased activity of surviving neurons after damage to other neurons.
Paralysis caused by spinal cord injury is usually only temporary in humans.
Recent evidence suggests that phantom limb pain is caused by sensations coming from the stump of the amputated limb.