Can your brain make new cells?

  • Published1 Feb 2010
  • Reviewed1 Feb 2010
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  • Source BrainFacts/SfN


Your brain constantly generates new cells and remains adaptable — or “plastic” — as you age. Most brain cells, or neurons, are created before you’re born. However, throughout adulthood new neurons are born in a brain region called the hippocampus, where new memories are formed. After the cells are created they integrate into existing brain regions.

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