Sunday, May 12, 2013

You Gotta Do Something

updated 7/21/2014

Neuroscience News, 5/2013 (click link for more) 

Experience Leads to the Growth of New Brain Cells (click for more)      

The illustration shows the hippocampus in the brain.
Adult neurogenesis refers to the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus. This allows the brain to react to new information flexibly. The illustration shows the location of the hippocampus in the brain.

"Functional neurogenesis means that new brain cells grow deep within an area of the brain called the hippocampus, and then migrate to specific areas of the brain where they are needed. These new brain cells then permit new functions or repair damaged functions in the brain."

I've used this quote before, It explains what happened and is happening to me. It takes "miracle" off me and puts it back on the brain. I'd say it's another "wondrous property."

I would think those new cells that are created are blank and need to be programmed. You program them with therapy and exercise. Not once, but over and over for a while. Do nothing and you see nothing. I've been exercising for years (therapy exercises not cardio-vascular exercises). There has been improvement for years.

So you gotta do somethin' if you want somethin'.

 (His hairstyle:  another "wondrous property.")

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