Building the best brain: Researchers show how brain cell connections get cemented early in life
When we’re born, our brains aren’t very organized. Every brain cell talks to lots of other nearby cells, sending and receiving signals across connections called synapses.
But as we grow and learn, things get a bit more stable. The brain pathways that will serve us our whole lives start to organize, and less-active, inefficient synapses shut down.
But why and how does this happen? And what happens when it doesn’t go normally? New research from the University of Michigan Medical School may help explain.
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Building the best brain: Researchers show how brain cell connections get cemented early in life

When we’re born, our brains aren’t very organized. Every brain cell talks to lots of other nearby cells, sending and receiving signals across connections called synapses.

But as we grow and learn, things get a bit more stable. The  pathways that will serve us our whole lives start to organize, and less-active, inefficient  shut down.

But why and how does this happen? And what happens when it doesn’t go normally? New research from the University of Michigan Medical School may help explain.

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