Brain's Production Of New Nerve Cells May Account For Loss Of Early Memory, Hospital For Sick Children Study
5/28/2014 7:03:38 AM
Have you ever been told about an incident that happened when you were little that you cannot recall? Perhaps the time you had an unstoppable crying fit at the mall, ate your first piece of pizza or hit your head on the coffee table and had to get stitches? This inability to remember specific events from the earliest years of our lives, called "infantile amnesia" by Sigmund Freud over a century ago, happens to us all. Now researchers have found what could be causing it: the birth of additional neurons – nerve cells – in the brain.
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