Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hippocampal Health

One of the main areas of neurogenesis in the human brain is the hippocampus, the temporary way station in your brain for information before a small portion (less than 1% of all of the information you receive) is retained as memory traces in other parts of the brain. What determines what is retained? One factor [...]

Neurogenic Development

Starting from a stem cell and maturing over three weeks into a fully functional neuron that begins to link with other neurons, neurogenesis offsets neuropathic losses caused by age, illness, or injury. The process continues throughout life, but ebbs and flows, depending on several factors. Neurogenesis requires just-right challenges both to cognitive capacity and to [...]