Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lesson in Learning

Did you know that adult neurons are not able to undergo mitosis (i.e. replicate)?

Learning involves the modification of the synapses of existing neurons, NOT an increase in the neuron population.

Did you know that damaged neurons of the CNS (brain and spinal cord) can never be repaired?

Nope, those neurons will never be replaced once lost.

Every single day we should be challenging ourselves to be better, to be smarter, to be learning.

That goes for an 3-year-old, a 23-year-old, or an 93-year -old.

So pull out those crossword puzzles and start modifying some synapses already!

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