Most parts of the human brain can't grow new brain cells, but some parts can.
The hippocampus can grow new neurons. The hippocampus is important for learning, remembering, regulating your eating, and other biological functions.
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Silence can quite literally grow the brain.
Research found that two hours of silence daily led to the development of new cells in the hippocampus, a key brain region associated with learning, memory and emotion.
We've been long told that adults have only so many brain cells and that we never form new ones and that once these cells are lost, they're gone for good.
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