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Naked Neuroscience - BNA sponsored episode

Sat, 20th Oct 2012

New Brain Cells, Anyone?

New Nerve Cell (c) Kate Nobes & Mark Shipman

Can we stimulate new nerve cells to form in our brains, or are we stuck with the number of brain cells that we are born with?  What does exercise do for the brain? Improving maternal care, the brain networks of impulsive behaviour and the rewards of sharing experiences with friends! Plus turning hair into nerve cells to help beat Alzheimer’s and we find out what keeps a Nobel Laureate up all night.

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In this edition of Naked Neuroscience - BNA sponsored

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  • 01:16 - Exercise and Interaction for the Brain?

    Can we stimulate new nerve cells to form in our brains, or are we stuck with the number that we are born with? We discuss this and the implications with Professor Fred Gage from the Salk Institute, California.

  • 08:34 - A Researchers Pick of Neuroscience News

    Improving maternal care, the brain networks of impulsive behaviour and the rewards of sharing experiences with friends!

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