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We are born with most of the cells that make up our nervous system. However, some parts of the brain add new cells during infancy, and one adds cells throughout life.
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The discovery of new cells born in the brain throughout life upended scientific dogma — and is improving the understanding of cognitive health and aging.
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Deep within the brain, a small structure continues to produce new neurons well into adulthood.
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Certain areas of the brain can grow new cells throughout life.
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Learn about the developing brain and how your brain changes throughout your lifetime with this comprehensive website.
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Webster defines ‘dogma’ as, “a belief or set of beliefs that is accepted by the members of a group without being questioned or doubted.” Science is no different than any other field in terms of having its own dogmas.
Your brain constantly generates new cells and remains adaptable — or "plastic" — as you age.
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