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Doctor insights on: Can Grey Matter Regenerate

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Can grey matter regenerate?

Can grey matter regenerate?

No: Neural cells after fetal development do not divide and therefore regeneration is not possible. There is a molecular switch involved and scientists are working on ways to turn it off. ...Read more

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Can gray matter grow back?

Can gray matter grow back?

No: Gray matter cells in the brain do not divide after fetal development. If they are damaged or loss, the body cannot replace them. This is why many strokes are permanent and why injury to the head can be so damaging. ...Read more

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What can too much grey matter mean?

What can too much grey matter mean?

Grey Matter: Grey matter contains many of the cells of the brain/ central nervous system. Here is an article about large volume of grey matter and distractibility. (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20453-easily-distracted-people-may-have-too-much-brain.html) ...Read more

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What happens when you start loosing gray matter?

What happens when you start loosing gray matter?

Varies: There are many patterns and ages for this to be noticeable. Generally the first thing that becomes a bit of a problem is the remembering of names and faces. Later word search gets more difficult. And there is the classic "where did i leave my (keys, car, wallet, coffee cup, etc.)? This is a slow evolution over many years in the elderly (you are way too young). ...Read more

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What is difference between white and grey matter?

What is difference between white and grey matter?

WM/GM: Both are parts of the central nervous system. White matter is made of glial cells & myelinated axons that transmit nerve signals. Grey matter is made of neurons. The wm coordinates communication between different parts of the brain. The gm is involved in cognition & processing of information, muscle control, sensory perception, memory, emotions, speech. ...Read more

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What is grey matter heterotopia?

Neurologic Disorder: Gray matter heterotopia is a neurologic condition that is often associated with seizures in which bits of gray matter are scattered in areas of the brain they shouldn’t be (sometimes just one area). ...Read more

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What makes grey matter grey a white matter white? In other words, what is the difference between grey and white matter?

What makes grey matter grey a white matter white? In other words, what is the difference between grey and white matter?

Cells vs. myelin: Gray matter mostly consists of the cell bodies of neurons, while white matter contains myelinated axons. Axons are like connecting wires, and myelin (which is whitish in color) serves as the insulation. For more details see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/grey_matter and http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/white_matter. ...Read more

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Does the spinal cord have gray matter?

Does the spinal cord have gray matter?

Yes: It has gray matter on the inside shaped similar to a butterfly, and white matter on the outside. ...Read more

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Is gray matter disease the same as dementia?

Is gray matter disease the same as dementia?

Yes and no.: Dementia can affect both gray matter (non-myelinated neurons) and white matter (myelinated neurons). Many different disease processes affect both gray and white matter that do not result in a formal diagnosis of dementia. ...Read more

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What is grey matter of the spinal cord composed of?

What is grey matter of the spinal cord composed of?

Grey Matter: Grey matter of the central nervous system contain nerve cell bodies. If you need more specific information, please rephrase your question. ...Read more

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In terms of behavioural addictions, can damaged grey matter linked with hypofrontality cause irreversible damage, if not can it grow back or be repair?

In terms of behavioural addictions, can damaged grey matter linked with hypofrontality cause irreversible damage, if not can it grow back or be repair?

Not clear: The "grey matter" of the brain is the cell bodies of neurons themselves. Physical damage to them is serious and can come from degenerative neurological disorders and traumatic injury. Other conditions such as schizophrenia and internet addiction can also show frontal lobe changes on MRI scan, which may correlate to behavioral changes in executive functioning. It's not known whether these resolve. ...Read more

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Porn will really destroy the grey matter from my brain?

Porn will really destroy the grey matter from my brain?

Porn changes brains: Hi R, One study found smaller gray matter volume and diminished communication between the two halves of the brain in high porn users. Excessive porn users also require more stimulation to get motivated, so the bottom line is, anything in excess is likely to have problems associated with it. Moderation is key. Hope this is helpful. Take good care ...Read more

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Is white and gray brain matter disorder a form of cancer?

Is white and gray brain matter  disorder a form of cancer?

Not enough info: Not sure what you mean by "white and grey brain matter disorder". Grey matter is basically where brain cell bodies (neurons) are, and white matter is mainly the cables (axons) connecting neurons. Sounds like you had an MRI and need to talk with your doctor about what it shows - "white and grey brain matter disorder" is too vague and doesn't tell me anything useful. ...Read more

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What is white matter of the brain and what is grey matter?

What is white matter of the brain and what is grey matter?

White & gray matter: The gray matter in the brain is nerve cell bodies; white matter is the fibers that grow from them. These fibers also have a sheath covering them called "myelin" which is also part of white matter. If white matter is damaged in some way -- by stroke, inflammation, or disease like ms -- it shows up on MRI scans. Gray matter can be damaged also. ...Read more

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Can you please explain blurring between gray and white matter in the brain?

Can you please explain blurring between gray and white matter in the brain?

Blurring: Bluring relates to the brain image on cat scan or mri. It is usually caused by edema (swelling) or damage, causing an accumulation of fluid in the area, so the the gray matter, where nerve cell bodies are located. The white matter contains the nerve fibers that travel throughout the brain. ...Read more

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Can underdevoloped gray matter in the brain cause memory, speech, and thought process issues?

Can lose cells: Underdevelopment of the gray matter is something your born with and symptoms of what would be perceived as mental retardation at that age. . When it is acquired later in life, it is usually due to a degenerative process such as alzheimer's or other dementias. ...Read more

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Due to a recent study, it is said that people who were victims of child abuse as a child have less grey matter in their brains. How do I increase it?

Due to a recent study, it is said that people who were victims of child abuse  as a child have less grey matter in their brains. How do I increase it?

Many ways: Science is now appreciating that there are many ways to enhance brain structure and function. Among the most well documented are mindful meditation, exercise, Yoga, a healthy diet, sufficient sleep, and a sense of gratitude. Learning new things, listening to music, social connectedness, prayer and hypnosis are also good candidates. ...Read more

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