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proliferation--
the formation of new neurons
migration--
the movement of neurons to their eventual destination in the brain
differentiation--
the specialization of the neuron through the formation of the axon and dendrites that give the neuron its specific shape and function.
myelination--
the formation of the myelin sheath that insulates the axon
synaptogenesis--
the formation of new synapses
stem cell--
undifferentiated cells that are the starting point for the formation of more specialized cells.
neural Darwinism--
the principle that neurons and synapses form in a relatively random way and that through a process of selection, some survive and other are destroyed by the body