Neurogenesis in the Brain: A Talk by Professor Richard Faull

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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  1. How could anyone with even a sliver of scientific interest have anything but fascination for the human brain?! Five years ago I had a massive hemorrhagic stroke. A week later I awoke within an avalanche of synesthesia, and now my equally massive healing has given me a suite of new perceptions. The world seems to offer itself as effulgent with living light. How could a brain which revealed such capacities not be fascinating?


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