<Pine.SUN.3.91.941117185904.9024P-100000 at toliman.cc.umanitoba.ca>,
gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA (Richard Gordon) wrote:
> 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
> > 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
Research was reported by Anat Barnea & Fernando Nottebohm from Nottebohm's
laboratory at Rockerfeller University Feild research Station, Millbrook,
NY. Original report: Barnea & Nottebohm (1994). Seasonal recruitment of
hippocampal neurons in adult free-ranging black-capped chickadees.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 91 (Nov.), 11217-11221.
This follows work by Nottebohm & Co. on the seasonal decay and
regeneration of neurons in male finches related to song production.