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What is neurogenesis?

Neuorgenesis is the process by which the brain makes new cells.

A study of the environment of a marmoset shows that when these primates are under stress, their brain cells retreat and stop producing new cells.

On the other hand, marmosets in enriching environments have enriched brains to match. They show increased and denser brain cells.

If you ever go home from work feeling especially brain-dead, it may be due to the combination of the bland particleboard walls in your office and being subjected to overhearing inane conversations.

Neurogenesis is the creation of new neurons. Depression tends to decrease neurogenesis. Scientists are studying neurogenesis as an avenue for new derpession treatments, says Tarique Perera, MD, a psychiatrist with Contemporary Care of Connecticut.

Recent research shows that humans retain the ability to grow new brain cells via a process called neurogenesis. Watch as neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, explains how we can stimulate our brain to regenerate itself with proper diet and exercise.


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