decor vs. brain cell death

I’ve been meaning to decorate my desk area at work, and here is proof that it must be done. A dull, stressful, unstimulating work environment shuts off the process of neurogenesis (the generation of new brain cells).

I especially appreciate how scientists thought the process of neurogenesis didn’t even exist because all along they were only testing caged primates. I love that about science… how one seemingly irrelevant piece of the puzzle changes everything, whole new things arise, and we learn that our world is even more interesting and complex than we previously thought.