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Gould featured in New Yorker

Princeton neuroscientist Elizabeth Gould, a pioneer in revealing the brains remarkable system for renewing its supply of neurons, is featured in an article in the July 23 issue of The New Yorker magazine.

Gould, a professor of psychology, came to Princeton in 1997 from Rockefeller University where she became interested in the possibility that, contrary to long-held belief, the brain develops new neurons throughout adult life, not just during early development. At Princeton, she has published extensively on the subject, including a 1999 paper in Science in which she and Professor of Psychology Charles Gross reported their discovery of neuron growth in the highest brain areas of primates closely related to humans.

New Yorker writer Michael Specter describes the work of Gould, Fernando Nottebohm of Rockefeller and others who have built the field of neurogenesis research, which may eventually offer medical researchers clues for designing treatments for brain disorders and diseases from stroke to Parkinsons.

A 1999 news release announcing the Science paper is available here .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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