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As we age, neuron loss occurs naturally.
Mentally challenging activities increase synaptic connections.
Physical exercise triggers protein production that aids in brain cell growth.
Mental Activity
Physical Activity
Life Experiences Change The Nervous System
Differences in genes and environments make the brain of each animal unique.
Most neurons are generated early in development and survive for life.
Some injuries harm nerve cells, but the brain often recovers.
Continuously challenging the brain with physical and mental activity helps maintain its structure and function.
Neuronal death is a natural part of development and aging.
Some neurons continue to be generated throughout life and their production is regulated by hormones and experience.