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Our mobile phones have become an extension of our arms. And as a new part of our bodies, they are restructuring the way we think and how our brains process information. Although this may sound like the beginning of a futuristic movie where the main character is a human-robot hybrid, this is actually happening in the present. Research reveals the Internet has already changed our brain structure. It is actually changing which parts of the…

Do you think that after a certain age we stop producing new cell brains? Recent studies reveal that we continue growing brain cells during our entire lives. According to the neuroscientist, Sandrine Thuret, neurogenesis–the process in which new cells are generated in the brain, especially in the hippocampus–continues during adult life. In fact, it generates around seven hundred new neurons each day. Thuret and her colleagues carried out a lab experiment when noticing that some…