From: TED Recommends - Thursday Aug 19, 2021 07:41 pm
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Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.
In my high school biology class, I learned that once a neuron dies, that connection is dead for good. Dr. Thuret's talk shows that not only can we regenerate neurons, but our actions can also help them grow. Super inspiring.
The Paris agreement is aimed at limiting global temperature rise to no more than 2°C, but we could reach 1.5°C within the next decade. Here's the difference that half degree could make to our world -- and to our lives.