People Grow Brain Cells Well Into Their 80s, Finds New Data

New research is finding that people grow neurons well into old age.
Loukia Papadopoulos

It's been long believed that we have limited brain cells. That is why it is so important to moderate drinking alcohol and other brain cell-messing activities.

But new research in the last few years has shown a different perspective. The data indicates that neurogenesis, the formation of new neurons, can continue into adulthood.

In fact, a new paper found evidence that we make neurons into our late 80s. Still, it is unclear how many years of neurogenesis we have. It is also difficult to establish how we can use this information medically to help people with conditions such as Alzheimer's.

Lucky for us, the good people at SciShow analyze all this new research and what it might mean. We won't give yout the details here. You have to watch the video for that.

We will tell you you will be completely up to date on all things related to generating new brain cells.

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