Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

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  • Saby

    This video gives hope. We can overcome, with some simple changes in lifestyle, debilitating conditions like depression, memory decline, some day even dementia maybe? If adult neurogenesis is possible, and it is, then there is hope surely.

  • Ruth

    Sandrine Thuret confirmed what I've "known" (for myself) to be true: blueberries, omega 3 foods (ex: fish), intermittent fasting, aerobic exercise (for me, it's rebounding on small 'trampoline', and bicycling, fast walking)all lift my mood and clears my thinking. Because of her mention of reservatrol and crunchy foods, I'll start adding these back into my eating. (For the reservatrol, I'll take a capsule since, being a recovering alcoholic, I don't want to drink wine (another reservatrol source). What about the influence of sitting in morning sunshine--sunglasses, if necessary, with as much skin uncovered as possible--for getting Vitamin D ? Isn't that important, helpful? (It is for me.) PS: I appreciate having confirmed that overeating, gulping my food--which is soft (rather than chewing slowly on crunchy food)modulates downward moods and mental clarity. -- Thank you for offering this film.

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