Choosing Blueberries

Choosing Blueberries

Sandrine Thuret [ Neurogenesis ] Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? There’s still some confusion about that question, as this is a fairly new field of research. For example, I was talking to one of my colleagues, Robert, who is an oncologist, and he was telling me, “Sandrine, this is puzzling. Some of my patients that have been told they are cured

Epigenetics

Epigenetics

Nessa Carey [ Neurogenesis, Bias Networks ] You can’t talk about epigenetics without talking about genetics. This is the representation of the famous DNA double helix and back in 2001, when the human genome sequence was first released, there was this huge hoopla about it and some quite entertaining things were said. There was this big press conference and that quote at the

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

 Barbara Oakley [ Neurogenesis ] I’d like to begin by telling you a little story. This story is about– well, I think all of us love to watch other people, right? To some greater or lesser extent.  I love people watching. I have to tell you about this one guy who was one of the most interesting people I’ve ever watched. This

How To Grow Your Brain

How To Grow Your Brain

Sal Khan [ Neurogenesis ] We know that our brain is what makes us us. It’s what does all of our thinking. It’s what processes all of the sensory input from the outside world and creates this reality in our brain that we experience. It is us. The question is: what is the brain actually made up of? It’s primarily made up of

Brain Anatomy 101

Brain Anatomy 101

Dr. John Campbell [ Neurogenesis ] Basically the brain is in three areas. The brain stem, the cerebellum and the cerebrum. The brain stem controls autonomic functions such as blood pressure, cardiac activity and respiration. The cerebellum controls automatic learned functions such as writing, walking and riding a bike. The cerebrum is the upper part of the brain and makes up the cerebral

Working Memory

Working Memory

Peter Doolittle [ Neurogenesis ] So yesterday, I was out in the street in front of this building, and I was walking down the sidewalk, and I had company, several of us, and we were all abiding by the rules of walking down sidewalks. We’re not talking each other. We’re facing forward. We’re moving. When the person in front of me slows down.

Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness

Rick Hanson [ Neurogenesis ] What I want to do here if I could is share with you a very simple yet powerful method grounded in neuroscience for turning passing experiences into lasting structure useful structure inside our brain in other words turning experiences into the happiness or the resilience or the other inner strikes that we really want inside ourselves I sort