Synaptic Pruning Research and Manipulation

Synaptic Pruning Research and Manipulation

Pruning starts near the time of birth & is completed at end of adolescents. At birth, the brain consists of ~86 billion neurons. The infant brain will grow 5x in size by adulthood. 2 factors contribute to this: the growth of synaptic connections between neurons, & the myelination of nerve fibers. A decrease in synapses is seen after adolescence (synaptic pruning), & ~50% do not survive until adulthood. Pruning is influenced by environmental factors and is widely thought to represent…

Pruning starts near the time of birth & is completed at end of adolescents. At birth, the brain consists of ~86 billion neurons. The infant brain will grow 5x in size by adulthood. 2 factors contribute to this: the growth of synaptic connections between neurons, & the myelination of nerve fibers. A decrease in synapses is seen after adolescence (synaptic pruning), & ~50% do not survive until adulthood. Pruning is influenced by environmental factors and is widely thought to represent…

Loss of mTOR-Dependent Macroautophagy Causes Autistic-like Synaptic Pruning Deficits: Neuron

Loss of mTOR-Dependent Macroautophagy Causes Autistic-like Synaptic Pruning Deficits: Neuron

Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery - Washington Post

Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery - Washington Post

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#Schizophrenia : Ancient Scrolls, #Genomic Sequencing and Synaptic Pruning By Jonathan LoTempio (posted March 18, 2016, NHGRI) #dementia

#Schizophrenia : Ancient Scrolls, #Genomic Sequencing and Synaptic Pruning By Jonathan LoTempio (posted March 18, 2016, NHGRI) #dementia

Origin of synaptic pruning process linked to learning, autism and schizophrenia identified: Findings may suggest new approaches to treatments -- ScienceDaily

Origin of synaptic pruning process linked to learning, autism and schizophrenia identified: Findings may suggest new approaches to treatments -- ScienceDaily

'Two Northwestern University neuroscientists have identified the neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson’s disease by being the first to discover two distinctly different kinds of neurons that deliver dopamine to an important brain region responsible for both movement and learning/reward behavior.  '' Our findings will likely help answer many questions about Parkinson’s disease and other neurological mysteries.” said Daniel A. Dombeck, the study’s senior author.'

'Two Northwestern University neuroscientists have identified the neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson’s disease by being the first to discover two distinctly different kinds of neurons that deliver dopamine to an important brain region responsible for both movement and learning/reward behavior. '' Our findings will likely help answer many questions about Parkinson’s disease and other neurological mysteries.” said Daniel A. Dombeck, the study’s senior author.'

"Synaptic pruning, then, may be Mother Nature's way of making our brains more efficient" (Ormrod, 2011, p. 17).

"Synaptic pruning, then, may be Mother Nature's way of making our brains more efficient" (Ormrod, 2011, p. 17).

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