Dendrites keep sprouting new buds

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A note for Lesson no. 3, "Little Brains Wire Themselves to Their World," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by 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.[1]


  1. 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.