• Question: If brain cells die how do we remember stuff?

    Asked by mrgenius to Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete on 25 Apr 2012.
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      Pete Etchells answered on 25 Apr 2012:

      Hi mrgenius, great question! Not all of your brain cells are used for memory – some are used for vision, some for language, some for making decisions… So if brain cells die off, they won’t necessarily make you forget things. Also, you’d have to have quite a lot die in one go for it to affect you!