Mastication is good for you after all!
Hey! Mastication doesn’t make you blind, it makes you brainier!
Let me explain…
When I was at school we learnt that however many brain cells we’re born with – that’s our lot. As we age, we lose them at a rate of knots, and it’s downhill all the way!
Fortunately that’s wrong!
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Yes, it’s true, as we age, our brain cells die off, and the brain continually prunes away those that are deemed ‘not in use’, but we also make new ones, every day.
And there are many things we can do to increase the rate we make them, and reduce the rate we lose them, as neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret tells us in this 11 minute video.
I’ve been doing some of them for a few years now.
So apparently, I’ve been increasing the rate at which I make new neurons.
Still looking for the evidence for that! 🙂
I don’t care how smart you are, Keith Barry will do his impossible and sometimes dangerous brain magic and make a monkey of you!