The Birth of New Brain Cells

Researchers have developed an enhanced imaging technique that can detect small fluctuations in the rate at which neurons are generated in the brain. PET imaging of new neurons in the brain promises to advance our understanding and treatment of depression. The adult brain was long regarded as being unable to grow new neurons—you were stuck with what you had. We know now that this view is wrong and that the human brain continues to produce new neurons throughout our lives.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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