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Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Thu Nov 17 20:24:19 EST 1994


Dear Dick:
How about something closer to a reference, like who did it, and where?
Thanks, -Dick Gordon

On 17 Nov 1994, Dick Burger wrote:

> Interesting article in the NY Times Science section this week.   Apparently 
> chicadee birds grow additional cells in the hippocampus during the fall when 
> they are hiding food for winter storage, the theory being that they need
> additional memory to remember the numerous places where they stash the 
> goodies.   
> Since new neurons are created rather than just making more synapsis, the 
> study suggests that the neuron rather than the synapse might be the basic 
> unit of memory.   
> 
> DB
> 
> 



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