PerspectiveNeuroscience

What the Bomb Said About the Brain

Science  07 Jun 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6137, pp. 1180-1181
DOI: 10.1126/science.1240681

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Summary

There are few positive things to be said about above-surface nuclear bomb tests, but one of their most unexpected fallouts will be the proof of neurogenesis in the adult human brain. With help from atomic-age history, Spalding et al. (1) have derived a model predicting that neurogenesis-based plasticity in humans reaches much greater levels than previously assumed.