A new understanding of the brain’s plasticity

Dec 12, 2014 by

Scientists have discovered that human brains have more sophisticated oligodendrocytes than rats and mice, which may explain why our brains have superior plasticity....

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Article from Neurotherapeutics

Nov 7, 2014 by

Will Working Memory Training Generalize to Improve Off-Task Behavior in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?...

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NIH Public Access piece on brain training

Nov 6, 2014 by

“Training the Brain: Practical Applications of Neural Plasticity From the Intersection of Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Prevention Science”...

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Multimedia multitasking changes the brain

Oct 24, 2014 by

A new study using brain scans has found that media-multitasking is linked to brain structure differences....

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Developing brains at high risk from smart drugs

Jun 17, 2014 by

So-called “smart drugs” like Ritalin are misused and abused by many young adults and new research indicates that there are potential lasting side effects, including a long-term decrease in plasticity....

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People with chronic pain may have impaired neuroplasticity

May 2, 2014 by

In a recent study, researchers found that while people with no history of chronic pain got better at a certain task with training and had neuroplastic changes in their brains, those with chronic pain had did not get better...

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