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(ABC7 Los Angeles)   Report shows aging brains can continue to grow new cells, finally putting to rest the Cliff Clavin "I drink to kill off the slow ones" hypothesis   ( abc7.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Brain, new brain cells, Human brain, 73-year-old Regina Whittaker, Neuron, Cell Stem Cell, newly formed neurons, right brain track  
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2018-09-19 09:45:10 PM  
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"I'll drink to that!"
 
2018-09-19 10:30:58 PM  
Your body can grow new cells forever.

Just not the kind of cells you want.
 
2018-09-19 10:32:14 PM  
It's a perpetual whack-a-mole game.
 
2018-09-19 10:36:05 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Your body can grow new cells forever.

Just not the kind of cells you want.


Some of those new cells will be daisies.
 
2018-09-19 10:43:37 PM  
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2018-09-19 10:48:58 PM  
I feel smarter.
 
2018-09-20 12:28:26 AM  
Yeah, the whole "You never grow brain cells again" myth is about as dumb as the "We only use 10% of our brains" thing.

/though it's depressing to think people use 100% of their brains and are still this stupid
 
2018-09-20 12:28:58 AM  
Hippocampus.
A college for hippopotami
 
2018-09-20 06:35:49 AM  

jake_lex: Yeah, the whole "You never grow brain cells again" myth is about as dumb as the "We only use 10% of our brains" thing.

/though it's depressing to think people use 100% of their brains and are still this stupid


In fairness, evolutionary timeline, we've really only been thinking for a few million years. That's hardly enough time to have an entire species thinking well. Clearly, we should encourage evolutionary advance by guiding our progeny by having intelligence be a driving factor in procreating. Since natural selection is no longer occurring for us, and intelligence was never a highly favorable trait passed a minimum, we need to artificially select for this ourselves. Now we just need a way to do that in which 75% of people can be convinced not to procreate, and off we go.
 
2018-09-20 08:32:20 AM  
Don't these neuroplasticity breakthroughs date back over a decade ago, at least?
I've been seeing online articles about it going back at least to 2009.
 
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