Target Brain Cell Regeneration

      27 Comments on Target Brain Cell Regeneration

It was strongly held that adult brains cannot grow new cells or regenerate old ones. Recent research on aging though, is trumping commonly held myths.

Elizabeth Gould’s dynamic discoveries in this area recently created an entirely new field of neurogenesis, a discipline that shows how the adult brain generates new cells.

Elizabeth Gould at Princeton University first challenged old boy’s guard’s thinking – such as Rakic’s endless studies on rhesus monkeys that denied adult brain cell growth. Rather than wrangle with nay sayer’s limitations of the human brain, Gould simply showed life-changing scientific proof for regeneration.

For the most part, scientists no longer question the brain’s capacity to replace damaged cells and yet it doesn’t always yield more brainpower, as it could. Why so?

According to research, we inhibit the brain’s capacity for regeneration, through –

1. Stress

2. Isolation

3. Boredom

4. Exhaustion

5. Too little exercise

Does you enhance or inhibit new brainpower regeneration?

The hippocampus areas of the brain where brain cell growth is observed, holds short term memory and includes areas for emotional processing. It make sense, when you think about it. Why so?

We’re told that cells grow more when people are stimulated by their environment. That’s very similar to research already out to show how the brain rewires and shapes itself, based on what we do in a day. Good news for those of us who are aging with the brain in mind.

YOUR TURN! Join our Brain Based Circles! Would love to meet you at any of the following!

Brain Leaders and Learners Blog
Mita Brain Center Facebook
efweber on Pinterest
@ellenfweber on Twitter
ellenfweber on Instagram
Ellen Weber on Google+
Ellen Weber on LinkedIn

Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset

Related Articles:

27 thoughts on “Target Brain Cell Regeneration

  1. Pingback: Brainpowered Tools for Managing Excellence – Brain Leaders and Learners

  2. Pingback: Things you may not have known had it not been for the internet. « The Space of Alex B.

  3. Pingback: Questions Stir up or Step on Brainpower – Brain Leaders and Learners

  4. Pingback: Holiday Blues for Business Boom – Brain Leaders and Learners

  5. Pingback: Reflect for Brainier Online Results – Brain Leaders and Learners

  6. Pingback: Override Your Brain’s Default for Ruts – Brain Leaders and Learners

  7. Pingback: Serotonin Taps Build Brainpower – Brain Leaders and Learners

  8. Pingback: No Brain Left Behind – Brain Leaders and Learners

  9. Pingback: 10 Tragic Traits in Mind of a Cynic – Brain Leaders and Learners

  10. Pingback: Move Brainpower into Reconfigured Learning – Brain Leaders and Learners

  11. Pingback: More Money Buys Brainpower? – Brain Leaders and Learners

  12. Pingback: possibility… » Change-ability Tip #4: Are you “playing it safe” or are you starving your brain?

  13. Pingback: Move Beyond Myths of Safety – Brain Leaders and Learners

  14. Pingback: Move Past Regret by Doing its Opposite – Brain Leaders and Learners

  15. Pingback: Question to Refuel Finances Past Media Fears – Brain Leaders and Learners

  16. Pingback: When Media Messes with Minds! – Brain Leaders and Learners

  17. Pingback: Where’s Your Common Sense? – Brain Leaders and Learners

  18. Pingback: Red Light Green Light - Neurogenetics of Ethics – Brain Leaders and Learners

  19. Pingback: Lighten Up - the SAD Story – Brain Leaders and Learners

  20. Pingback: Broken Schools and Brainy Teens – Brain Leaders and Learners

  21. Pingback: Einstein Stuck with Problems - Do You? – Brain Leaders and Learners

  22. Pingback: Train Dolphins but “Develop” Human Brains – Brain Leaders and Learners

  23. Pingback: 10 Twitter Stories in 140 Characters – Brain Leaders and Learners

  24. Pingback: Love or Hate Work? – Brain Leaders and Learners

  25. Pingback: Create and Add Feet to Beliefs – Brain Leaders and Learners

  26. eweber Post author

    Thanks for stopping by Michael, and you raise a good question about the research on personal stimulation. There is a great deal of support, and much of that you are using well at your own interesting site at Great find!

    I also write about many of these areas of stimulation for peak performances.

    Perhaps one of the most obvious is research related to multiple intelligences engagement and the benefits to the human brain’s plasticity as we age:-) Thoughts?

  27. michael cardus

    the idea of new brain cells being regenerated is happy news!
    For years we were told (under the myth) that once it is gone it is gone. This always seemed intuitively wrong to me.
    With this new fact I wonder how that will change the way we explore brains and memory retention.
    Your mention of the regeneration taking place where our environments are stimulating.
    You listed some ideas for stimulation, what research has been done on what personal stimulation is.

Comments are closed.