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Can adults grow new neurons? Until relatively recently, experts believed the answer was no.
But as neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret explains in a new TED Talk, humans can indeed generate new brain cells, a process called neurogenesis. More importantly, doing so has a range of important benefits, including improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging.
originally posted by: rickymouse
I'm thinking that the neuroscientists who studied this like sex and dark chocolate. They also like watching the opposite sex do aerobic exercises in their skimpy outfits.
Now, the copper in dark chocolate may help build new neurons but it also causes a reduction in new memories forming from short term memories. Copper enzymes produced from copper in cocoa coupled with other chemistry in chocolate break down the prion like compounds that form new long term memories if consumed before going to sleep, effectively erasing the short term memories. If you do something wrong guys, make sure to give your wife chocolates.
Some of the chemicals in fish can stimulate brain cell regeneration.
Now, I do know that stress is bad and causes a lessening of healing and cellular regeneration, but you could just watch a funny movie to reduce stress. Walking reduces stress too.
Sex and Dark chocolate increase Neurons! This is great news! What say you, ATS?
originally posted by: snowspirit
a reply to: rickymouse
"Copper enzymes produced from copper in cocoa coupled with other chemistry in chocolate break down the prion like compounds that form new long term memories if consumed before going to sleep, effectively erasing the short term memories."
So I can blame my guilt free cocoa for short term memory loss? lol.