According to a new study published by Cell Stem Cell, our brains continue to make new cells up to the age of 70.
The study co-author says the new neurons are being developed in the hippocampus as we age. It helps with making memories and managing emotions.
“We found that older people have similar ability to make thousands of hippocampal new neurons from progenitor cells as younger people do,” according to study co-author Dr. Maura Boldrini of Columbia University.
Up until the 1960’s, it was believed that we stopped making new brain cells after birth. So this is excellent news that we can still grow our brain for many years to come.