In this TEDx talk, Professor Richard Faull talks about his research into neurogenesis in the brain. When the brain matures it doesn’t produce new neurons – at least that used to be a central dogma of neuroscience. Professor Faull’s research initially into people with Huntington’s Disease and then into models of neurogenesis uncovered a neurogenesis pathway in the brain. His team located the origin of the stem cells that gave rise to the new neurons. This knowledge also had many practical applications. Stimulation and exercise promote this neurogenesis and fit in with our understanding of such activities from other areas of research.
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