Most studies of growth and development have been done on embryonic or larval animals, and with good reason. The dramatic increase in size, rapid changes in morphology, and sudden emergence of function in the embryo are much more exciting from a developmental perspective than the relatively static adult state. A separate but related problem is how to grow while functioning, and that is the problem which adult organisms must solve. We are concerned here with growth of the nervous system, in which function is dependent on a precise, orderly set of connexions between neurons. During growth, how are new nerve cells integrated into the system without disturbing the ongoing activity?
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