Tag Archive for neurogenesis

Exercise for healthy new neurons: even in middle age

Here is a follow-up to my Monday post on the quick rebound from an exercise layoff in the important brain health protein brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). A new paper published in the Journal of Applied Physiology examined running, BDNF, trkB, neurogenesis (new neurons), and neurite outgrowth (branching of the new neurons) in middle age rodents.…

How a road trip is good for your brain health

Taking a road trip, or most other forms of travel for that matter, is good for your brain health because you are constantly exposed to novelty (assuming you don’t keep on taking the same trip). And we know from previous research (see this post on enriched environment) that novelty increases brain health by promoting neurogenesis.…

New neurons: video

Here is a short video of an example of new neurons in adult mammals found on youtube. And you will find here an article on a new technique that allowed scientist to visualize new neurons in humans – impressive. What are you going to do today to promote neurogenesis and brain health?