Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Formation of nervous tissue.

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  • n. The creation and development of neurons

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  • n. the development of nerve tissues

Etymologies

neuro- + -genesis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As one might expect, the process of neurogenesis is controlled by our DNA.

    David Perlmutter, M.D.: Neurogenesis: How to Change Your Brain

  • Gould is a pioneer in the study of "neurogenesis" -- that is, the birth of new brain cells, or neurons, in the adult brain.

    Thea Singer: Stress Relief and More Brain Cells? The Secret Could Be in the Bedroom

  • Neuroscientists shunned the idea of neurogenesis until the end of the 20th century.

    Thea Singer: Stress Relief and More Brain Cells? The Secret Could Be in the Bedroom

  • A study published in Nature Neuroscience examined the effects of running on creating new neurons a process known as neurogenesis in the brains of adult rats housed in groups versus those kept in isolation.

    Long May You Run

  • Exercise also drives the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor BDNF, which promotes the birth of new, baby neurons, a process called neurogenesis.

    THE PROGRAM

  • Before the advent of real-time brain scans, scientists believed that the process of cell division that creates new brain cells, called neurogenesis, slows down early in life and stops altogether by the time we are into adolescence.

    The Answer

  • What you may not know is that new research is showing that exercise beneficially affects your genes, helps reverse the aging process at a cellular level, gives you more energy, makes you smarter, and may even help you grow so many new brain cells a process called neurogenesis that your brain actually gets bigger.

    A bizarre testimonial | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • What you may not know is that new research is showing that exercise beneficially affects your genes, helps reverse the aging process at a cellular level, gives you more energy, makes you smarter, and may even help you grow so many new brain cells (a process called neurogenesis) that your brain actually gets bigger.

    Bigger Brains, Better Genes

  • Neuroscientists' understanding of the plasticity, or flexibility, of the brain called neurogenesis supports the idea that many of these brain differences are not fixed.

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  • Research in rodents shows the growth of new neurons, also known as neurogenesis, lessens the severity of stroke and dramatically improves function following a stroke.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

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