Neurons that wire together, fire together

This week’s topic was the genesis of neurons and brain connectivity. I had always thought that there is no neurogeneration happening on adults, but that is actually not the case. This week we learned that in hippocampus happens neuroregeneration also on adults. Though, that is the only area.

We also had an excursion to Sooma Medical, which was really intresting. They produce new treatments with tDCS. They have treatments for depression and pain. Treatments are executed with a minor electrical neurostimulation with 30 minutes a time. The stimulation is repeated for few weeks to get the maximum benefit from it. Depending on the placement of electrodes, they can treat different things (pain, anxiety…). This firm was a brilliant example of how much our knowledge from the function of brain can help people.

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