What are those conditions? Gage's and other scientists' studies confirm that your middle-aged brain's hippocampus can create new brain cells when you
- engage in a physical routine regularly such as swimming, yoga, bicycling, or racquetball
- that involves repetition
- that is practiced with intention and attention
- and that gets your heart beating faster.
Regularity. Repetition. Attention & Intention. Pulsing Heart. Gage cannot yet explain the mechanism for why these conditions grow new neurons. But they do.