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Empower Your Brain With Neurogenesis

Brain Training: Use neurogenesis and neuroplasticity to improve your brain, mental strength and sharpness
Gregory Caremans - Brain Academy
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Understand the concept of Neurogenesis and how to use it.
Understand the three different types of activities that will stimulate or harm our neurogenesis
Practice a full range of exercises in order to stimulate new brain cell creation
Apply a simple 30 days action plan to stimulate your own neurogenesis

Through our interactions with our students, there is this one question that always comes back: ‘How do I improve my brain’.

 This course is our answer to that one question. Because, as much as we would’ve liked to reveal the one magical trick to significantly enhance our brain, it simply doesn’t work that way. As we will see, there is no scientific evidence to back up the claims of brain games and other programs, even though they claim they do.

One of my all time favourite quotes about the brain is from Emmerson Pugh, an American Scientist, who said

“If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.”

I guess, that says it all. 

So what are we going to do? What is this course all about?

The two vital elements behind improving our brain are Neurogenesis and Neuroplasticity. Neurogenesis is about the creation of new brain cells. And Neuroplasticity about putting those new brain cells to a good use. 

Now what follows is key to everything we will see in this course. You see, depending on our life style choices, we see a huge variation in the rate of neurogenesis. We’re talking 3 to 5 times more new brain cells being created… or not. And again, depending on those life style choices, we will see 60 to 70% of these new brain cells die off… or not. 

So basically, the quality of our life has a direct influence on the quality of our brain.

Some choices will boost the creation and wiring of brain cells, and other choices will drastically lower this same creation and wiring.

The place where it all starts is the hippocampus. It’s been known for a long time that the hippocampus is involved in forming new memories, and remembering them. Damage to the hippocampus will lead to cognitive deficits and memory problems. scientists have established this over and over again, with research into injuries and illnesses. Alzheimer for example, massively attacks the hippocampus, with the unfortunate results we know.

But the hippocampus does more than that. It is one of two places in the brain where we keep growing new brain cells during our entire life. Yes, our entire adult life. It doesn’t stop in our early twenties as previously thought. It just goes on, and on, and on …

Now, for most people, the rate of neurogenesis decreases once they reach age 30 to 35. Sometimes, this decrease is so dramatic that by age 40 the first noticeable mental effects are already observable: We’re talking memory loss, cognitive impairment, anxiety and depression, loss of vitality, and so on.

But this is no fatality. Whatever our age, whatever the current state of our brain, This can change. Our brain can renew itself at any age. And depending on our lifestyle choices, we can increase that neurogenesis rate again.

And that’s exactly what we aim to do with this program.



General introduction to the course

About Brain Games

For sure you must have heard about 'brain games'. You might even have tried some. Spoiler alert: here's the truth about why they don't work...

5 Pillars to Brain Health

There is no one magic trick to improve our brain. What we can do is stimulate new brain cell creation (Neurogenesis), and here you'll find out how.

Get up


Introduction to this first section of the course

Stairway to heaven

Find out the surprising results of a study showing the the elements that most influence our brain age.

A complex and rich environment

Our brain has evolved to thrive in a complex and rich environment

Work that body

Find out which exercises contribute the most to the creation of new brain cells.

Get Up Quiz

Finding balance


Introduction to the second section of this course. It's all about finding balance.

That was ... interesting

Creating new brain cells is one thing... Putting them to good use is another.

The world awaits around the corner

Our comfort zone exists in the physical world as well. And you know what they say: "Life begins at the end of our comfort zone"

About nuns (yes, nuns!)

Find out about this incredible nun study and how they helped us gain a better understanding of our brain.

Finding Balance Quiz

No (wo)man is an island


Introduction to the third section of this course

This one works both ways

Find out the beneficial influence of oxytocin on neurogenesis, and a cool way to benefit from it.

I'll be there for you ....

... When the rain starts to fall.

Free hugs, but not for everyone...

Ever seen those people offering free hugs to strangers. Yeah, no, that's not going to work. Well,... depends.

Free pass to crazy

Don't you sometimes wish you could just act out crazy and wild, without having to worry about what people will think? Well, here's a free pass.

You shall not pass

Some people Will actually harm your neurogenesis. Here's what to do.

No (wo)man is an island Quiz

Time out


Introduction to this fourth part of the course

About Melatonin

Even our brain needs to cool off

Give me 20 minutes ...

Here we share one little trick to quickly recharge your brain batteries

Shhht ....

Here we share a surprising study about sound and neurogenesis

Don't let the bed bugs bite!

Sleep is vital to our brain. But do you also know why?

Time Out Quiz

Building blocks for your brain

One fatty blob

In the end, our brain is no more than an ugly fatty blob

Like a fish in the water

So what is the impact of our drinks (including alcohol) on our brain? There's good news, and then there's bad news...

It's about the dye

Ever heard about superfoods? This is one of them

hot and spicy

And this is another superfood!

Hold your horses

This concept, that will increase our neurogenesis, is harder to put into practice. 

Building Blocks Quiz

Brain Boosters

Introduction Brain Boosters

Introduction to what will boost our brain


We've known this for thousands of years... And it all starts here.

Music was my first love

Life quite wouldn't be the same without it

Brain Killers

Introduction Brain Killers

Introduction to what will kill our brain

I will survive!

About the effects of cortisol on our brain

Gimme more!

About the effects of dopamine on our brain

From biking to American football

Learn about this important study on a major cause of mental health problems



Summary of the course

Neurogenesis Quiz
Your next 30 days

Action plan for your next 30 days

Some personal advice
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