We give birth to brand new brain cells or neurons in the hippocampus, the memory centers of the brain. This is important news because when you have a brain boo-boo, you’re gonna have deficits in learning and memory.
If we can get the hippocampus to crank out new neurons, maybe we can offset some of those deficits and change the lives of millions of people, yes, I said millions of people who experience traumatic brain injury every year.
Of course, control the controllable and protect your brain, but if you have an injury, there may be options to improve your cognitive functioning.
Ask all of your professionals about ways to support your recovery and ask specifically about any steps you can take to grow more neurons. The research is new and treatment may not yet be developed, but it doesn’t hurt to ask!
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