Sandrine Thuret gives a TED Talk discussing “neuro-genesis” – the growth of new neurons.
We produce 700 new neurons a day in the Hippocampus area of the brain; the area associated with memory. There is a link between a decrease in neurogenesis and depression.
So can we control neurogenesis? Yes!… Increase learning, decrease stress, improve sleep, have more sex, go for a run and improve your diet.