#ww Buffering brains against stress
The hippocampus creates new neurones throughout our lives - so what happens if you bring "the hippocampus's production line to a screeching halt?"
Ed Yong explains how doing just this in mice leads to stress and 'depression', describing the work on mice that provides the 'strongest evidence yet for a connection between neurogenesis and depression (or, at least, mouse behaviours that resemble depression).'
The science is elegant and compelling as is Ed Yong's writing.
Read his article here.