There are 7 scientifically proven ways to stimulate brain cell growth/neurogenesis.
INTRODUCTION (Part 1 of 8)
Neurogenesis – “The birth of new neurons in the brain; also referred to as the process in which neurons are created.”
The growth of new brain cells occurs in the region of the brain called the “hippocampus.” The ‘hippocampus’ is an area involved with memory, learning, and other cognitive functions. In order to live and become part of our brain, new neurons formed in the hippocampus-region need support from surrounding nutrients from blood and glial cells.
[Stay with me – it gets better and easier to understand in Part 2 tomorrow.]
Most importantly, these neurons need support from other surrounding neurons – otherwise these new brain cells will die. Though thousands of new brain cells are formed and produced via the hippocampus each and every day, many die quickly after birth. When we can keep them alive for this crucial period after birth, we are able to effectively boost the power of the human brain by adding new brain cells to the bank of existing cells.
Though neurogenesis (the birth of new neurons in the brain) is most active during prenatal development, there is growing evidence that certain activities also induce the growth of new brain cells [neurons] in the brain.
Next up is “Part 2 of 8” of this series: “An Exercise Regimen”
Get excited! This is gonna be good stuff!