MYTH BUSTED: Adults DO Grow New Brain Cells

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13 Dec 2007, 11:38 am

Becca - new cells must grow in order for the brain to re-wire itself, creating new connections. Those new connections are made up of millions upon millions of NEW cells recreated every living second of our life. The brain is living and recreating itself every moment, with every thought, word and action. Consciously and unconconsciously.

Good news.

becca423b wrote:
Wait, so actually the title of this post is inaccurate: adults do NOT grow new brain cells. The cells they already have are plastic and can grow new connections. Except not axons....those cannot be regrown.

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