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kenneth Collins kpaulc at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 5 07:01:18 EST 2000

JoshCahoon wrote:
> I'd like to get a feel for this controversy. Various publications, including
> the NYT today, say that findings indicating neurogenesis in humans have long
> been resisted by the neuroscientific community, being contrary to dogma. On the
> other hand, my professor at the Salk told me their really isn't a controversy.
> Is there? Perhaps just over whether new neurons are functional?

there's actually no 'controversy'. the relatively-recent findings 'just'
make everything that was worked-out long ago (neuronal trophic dynamics)
much more robust.

K. P. Collins

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