This volume brings together authors working on a wide range of topics to provide an up to date account of the underlying mechanisms and functions of neurogenesis and synaptogenesis in the adult brain.
With an increasing understanding of the role of neurogenesis and synaptogenesis it is possible to envisage improvements or novel treatments for a number of diseases and the possibility of harnessing these phenomena to reduce the impact of ageing and to provide mechanisms to repair the brain.
Table of ContentsPreface.- Part 1. Characterization.- Stem Cells. Hippocampal Neurogenesis. Olfactory Neurogenesis. Synaptogenesis. Neurotrophins.- Part 2. Environmental Factors.- Stress. Enrichment. Exercise. Cytotoxic Drugs and Memory.- Part 3. Diseases.- Depression. Addiction. Neurodegeneration.- Part 4. Ageing and Repair.- Ageing. Repair.