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Electrical Stimulation of Brain Boosts Birth of New Cells

Caption: Mice who received deep brain stimulation (DBS) to a region in the brain called the entorhinal cortex showed an enhanced ability to learn how to navigate to a designated target. This image shows DBS mice (S) spent a greater amount of time (indicated in red) swimming near a submerged landing (dotted circle) compared with non-stimulated mice (NS).

Credit: Reprinted with permission: Stone, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience 2011.

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