What are all the ways to grow grey matter in the human brain?

In summary, the study found that human brain organoids implanted into mouse brains continue to grow and develop for months.
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Hi, forgot to say a thanks for all the info provided in my previous thread to everyone who posted. So what is the answer or answers to this threads question or what works?
 
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Hi, forgot to say a thanks for all the info provided in my previous thread to everyone who posted. So what is the answer or answers to this threads question or what works?
What previous thread?
 
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Hi, the one on mbti functions. sorry, my mistake.
 
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timeuser84 said:
Hi, the one on mbti functions. sorry, my mistake.
When you reference a previous thread, it is good form to include a LINK to the thread. Also, thanking people from one thread in a different thread is not nearly as good an idea as thanking them in the thread for which you are thanking them. Not everyone reads all threads.

EDIT: by the way, posting a link on this forum is a bit annoying in that you have to post the link then "insert" the actual link, using the "linked donuts" link symbol.
 
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timeuser84 said:
Hi, forgot to say a thanks for all the info provided in my previous thread to everyone who posted. So what is the answer or answers to this threads question or what works?
Funny I was reading about this study while you were posting.

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Every one standard deviation increase in healthy “prudent” dietary pattern was associated with a 45.7 mm3 (standard error 22.9 mm3) larger left hippocampal volume, while higher consumption of an unhealthy “Western” dietary pattern was (independently) associated with a 52.6 mm3 (SE 26.6 mm3) smaller left hippocampal volume. These relationships were independent of covariates including age, gender, education, labour-force status, depressive symptoms and medication, physical activity, smoking, hypertension and diabetes. While hippocampal volume declined over time, there was no evidence that dietary patterns influenced this decline. No relationships were observed between dietary patterns and right hippocampal volume.

https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-015-0461-x
 
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EDIT: by the way, posting a link on this forum is a bit annoying in that you have to post the link then "insert" the actual link, using the "linked donuts" link symbol.
There's an easier way -- just go into the thread / post you want to link to, and click the little "share" icon to the right of the red NEW button at the top of the post. That gives you a pop-up box with the URL of that post, so just copy it and then paste it into the new thread. Like this for your post:

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New neurons are generated as one develops, but after one is born, the rate of generation of new neurons decreases. It is unclear whether there is significant neurogenesis in adult humans.

Adult Olfactory Bulb Neurogenesis
Pierre-Marie Lledo and Matt Valley
"... Instead, adult-born neurons in the human OB are likely to be locally generated and few in number, suggesting that there are significant limits to the magnitude of adult neurogenesis in the human OB. ..."

Adult neurogenesis in humans: Dogma overturned, again and again?
Laura C. Andreae
"... Further studies are clearly needed. What still seems likely is that if neurons are born in human adulthood, they may be relatively few and far between. Adult neurogenesis declines with age in most species examined (and fascinatingly, may be absent in whales and dolphins, also notable for longevity and good memories), so perhaps we should be focusing more on neurogenesis occurring in childhood/adolescence, trying to understand whether this period can be extended and whether juvenile newborn cells can help treat neurological disorders. ..."

The following study isn't about humans, but it describes human brain organoids implanted into mouse brains. I'm not sure whether neurogenesis continues in the implanted organoids
Miniature human brains grow for months when implanted in mice skulls
Sharon Begley
"... The report on Monday by scientists at the Salk Institute is the first publication describing the successful implant of human cerebral organoids into the brains of another species, with the host brain supplying the lentil-sized mini cerebrums with enough blood and nutrients to keep them alive and developing for months. ..."
 
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Related to What are all the ways to grow grey matter in the human brain?

1. What is grey matter and why is it important?

Grey matter is a type of brain tissue that contains the majority of the brain's neuronal cell bodies. It is responsible for processing and transmitting information throughout the brain, and plays a crucial role in cognitive function, sensory perception, and motor control.

2. How does the brain naturally grow grey matter?

The brain grows grey matter through a process called neurogenesis, which is the formation of new neurons. This occurs mainly during early development and continues throughout life, particularly in the hippocampus, which is responsible for learning and memory.

3. Can grey matter be increased in adulthood?

Yes, studies have shown that grey matter can continue to grow and change throughout adulthood through a process called neuroplasticity. This can be achieved through activities such as learning new skills, physical exercise, and meditation.

4. Are there any specific foods or supplements that can help increase grey matter?

While there is no specific food or supplement that has been proven to directly increase grey matter, a healthy and balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids can support brain health and potentially aid in the growth of grey matter.

5. Are there any potential risks associated with trying to increase grey matter?

There is currently no evidence to suggest that intentionally trying to increase grey matter through healthy lifestyle habits poses any risks. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet or lifestyle.

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