Effects of increased neural activity on brain growth.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We have measured the effects of regionally increased metabolic activity--and by inference electrical activity--on cortical growth in the developing rat brain. Cortical growth is significantly and specifically greater in regions of chronically increased activity. This effect of activity on cortical growth may help explain the permanent storage of early experience in the developing nervous system.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zheng, D; Purves, D

Published Date

  • March 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 92 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1802 - 1806

PubMed ID

  • 7892181

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC42370

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1091-6490

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.92.6.1802


  • eng