Latest Synaptic pruning Stories
When teens say "no one understands them," they may be correct. That's why these researchers are delving deeper into the mysterious brains of teenagers.
Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center.
Researchers have shown in mice how immune cells in the brain target and remove unused connections between brain cells during normal development.