The process through which the nervous system grows and develops, a process including cellular signaling, differentiation, migration and proliferation.
creation of new neurons; common in young brains, it has only recently been found to occur in adult brains, and then only in specific regions. (for more see article)
The birth of neurons. Neurons (nerve cells) are the basic unit of the nervous system. Neurons come in assorted shapes and sizes, and each type has a specific role. Chains of neurons transmit electrical impulses throughout the body.