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Neurogenesis and Neuroplasticity

Here you have Sharp­Brains’ 5 most pop­u­lar arti­cles on neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis and neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty stress man­age­ment since 2006. Remem­ber that you can sub­scribe to our free month­ly Newslet­ter to receive new arti­cles on the top­ic.

Brain Plas­tic­i­ty: How learn­ing changes your brain
- By Dr. Pas­cale Mich­e­lon
You may have heard that the brain is plas­tic. As you know the brain is not made of plas­tic! Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty or brain plas­tic­i­ty refers to the brain’s abil­i­ty to CHANGE through­out life.[…]
Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty and Life­long Learn­ing
- By Alvaro Fer­nan­dez
We promised you with our blog title 7 months ago that we would be your “Win­dow into the Brain Fit­ness Rev­o­lu­tion”, but we couldn’t have pre­dict­ed that CBS, Time Mag­a­zine, WSJ, NYT and oth­er main­stream media would be such great allies in this neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty effort. Let’s start with (Wall Street Jour­nal Sci­ence Edi­tor) Sharon Begley’s arti­cle titled How The Brain Rewires Itself, based on her Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain book.[…]
New Neu­rons: Good News, Bad News
- By Dr. Bill Klemm
In the last few years, researchers have dis­cov­ered that new nerve cells (neu­rons) are born, pre­sum­ably from resid­ual stem cells that exist even in adults. That should be good news for all of us as we get old­er and fear men­tal decline. The bad news is that these new neu­rons die, unless our minds are active enough. Ever since the neu­ron doc­trine was firm­ly estab­lished by […]
Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty and the Brain That Changes Itself
- By Lau­rie Bar­tels
The neu­ro­science behind Doidge’s book involves neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, which is the brain’s abil­i­ty to rewire itself. This means that the brain – our intel­li­gence – is not some­thing fixed in con­crete but rather a chang­ing, learn­ing enti­ty. On the face of it, this con­cept should not sound unusu­al, for it is what hap­pens to indi­vid­u­als all the time as we go about the learn­ing process, from infan­cy onwards. […]
Brain Fit­ness Pro­gram and Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty @ PBS
- By Alvaro Fer­nan­dez
Infor­ma­tion on the PBS spe­cial pro­gram on neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, brain fit­ness, aging and the brain titled “Brain Fit­ness Pro­gram”. […]

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