Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley
Caption: Emotional information from the amygdala promotes maturation of adult neural stem cells into new neurons in the hippocampus. These neurons can be activated by fear during a critical 2-4 week period after birth, helping to imprint a memory of the fearful situation. Without input from the amygdala (right), the hippocampus produces fewer new neurons.
Credit: Daniela Kaufer lab, UC Berkeley
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