Nurturing your Newborn Neurons
by Dr. Joyce Block


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4. Pattern separation is the process of memory _____, where similar patterns of neural activity are separated when perhaps only one element is different. Clue: difference

8. What is not known is whether immature neurons contribute to pattern _____ directly. Clue: split up

10. Hesperidin, a flavonoid added to some brain-support formulations, is widely found in fruits and _____. It is able to promote the survival of neural progenitors that are developing into mature neurons. Clue: “veggies”

12. Galantamine enables enhanced memory, spatial navigation, and pattern _____. Clue: being apart

13. Neurogenesis is the creation of new _____. Clue: cell body + signal receptor + signal conductor (pl.)

14. To keep your brain more youthful, you would want to seek out information in four areas: galantamine, turmeric, hesperidin, and _____. Clue: Which is left out?

15. “… when faced with complex problems, older people generally use more areas of the brain than do younger people.” Who wrote this? Clue: Mavericks of the Mind said about them, “They have become two of the most well-informed people on the planet regarding the biochemical mechanisms of aging (2 first names)

16. Another neurogenesis _____ is lithium. Clue: A Life Enhancement customer could be called this

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1. A new Science study found that most animal brains cease _____ of new neurons soon after birth except for humans, mice, and some other species. Clue: manufacture

2. Alzheimer’s disease is associated with some increased production of neurogenesis, which may be generated to help brain _____. Clue: to mend

3. Adult _____ neurogenesis is impaired in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and may be a target for the treatment of memory decline including AD patients. Clue: part of the brain involved in memory forming, organizing, and storing (adj.)

5. _____ occurs in the area of the brain called the dentate gyrus (DG). Clue: growth and development of neurons

6. Galantamine-induced neurogenesis may help _____ the retreating tide of new neuron generation. Clue: the gear that helps you go backwards

7. It has been found possible to improve the process of neurogenesis so that it functions more like that in young individuals by using specific nutrients, food _____, herbs, or certain drugs. Clue: constituents

9. Curcumin is a turmeric-derived component known to reverse impaired hippocampal neurogenesis and to increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor in _____ rats. Clue: rhymes with dressed

11. The DG produces roughly 700 new brain cells each day which may help erase old memories and _____ new ones. Clue: create

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