Peter Eriksson (neuroscientist)

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Peter Eriksson (June 5, 1959 – August 2, 2007)[1] was a Swedish stem cell neuroscientist.

Eriksson was a frequently cited scientist who made ground-breaking research on the neurogenesis in hippocampus in the adult human brain. He showed that new brain cells are created throughout the whole human lifespan, and that the integration of the new brain cells to the brain depended on the stimuli that the environment offered, thus offering an insight that could enhance the treatment of neuro damaged patients.

He also showed the mechanism for neurogenesis, giving hope for a future cure to a range of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease.


  1. ^ Göteborgs-Posten, Worldknown neuroscientist dead (Swedish)