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Neurogenesis: How To Grow New Brain Cells – PsyBlog

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Adults can still grow new brain cells – neurogenesis – but what are they for?

For a long time scientists believed that neurogenesis was impossible: adults had all the brain cells they were ever going to have.

Now we know that’s not true.

In fact, we continue to grow new brain cells into adulthood.

The race is on to find out what these brain cells are for and how we can grow more of them.

A new review of the scientific literature, published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, argues that the growth of new cells aids adaptation to the environment (Opendak & Gould, 2015).

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