Dendrites keep sprouting new buds
A note for Lesson no. 3, "Little Brains Wire Themselves to Their World," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 51 is:
Your bushy dendrites keep sprouting new buds, and your brain tunes and prunes them. Buds that aren’t tuned disappear within a couple of days.
For a mind-blowing summary of this topic, see this reference.
- Wilbrecht, Linda. 2018. "Your Twelve-Year Old Isn’t Just Sprouting New Hair but is Also Forming (and Being Formed by) New Neural Connections." In Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience, edited by David J. Linden, 45–51. New Haven: Yale University Press.