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Neurogenesis (birth of neurons) is the process by which neurons are generated from neural stem cells and progenitor cells. It plays a central role in neural development. Neurogenesis is most active during pre-natal development and is responsible for populating the growing brain with neurons. In mammals, adult neurogenesis has been shown to occur in three primary places of the brain

[1]dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, subventricular zone (SVZ), and the olfactory bulb.

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Article: Nature Medicine 4, 1313 - 1317 (1998) doi:10.1038/3305 Neurogenesis in the adult human hippocampus