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Neural Plasticity

Your Brain It Is a-Changin'

Jayatri Das | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science
Jayatri Das

There are more connections between the neurons in your brain than there are stars in the Milky Way. What makes those seemingly infinite connections fascinating, though, isn't just the sheer quantity of them. It's the fact that they're always changing, starting before you're born and continuing until you take your last breath.

Innovation Earth: Make 'Home Ecologics' the New Home Ec

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

"Did you notice anything special about the way I washed the dishes?" I asked my husband, admiring my cleaning-up handiwork following the dinner he had...

The Long Path To Repairing A Damaged Brain

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We know from both animal and human research that with the right amount and type of therapy, we can both instruct other areas of the brain to take over the function of the damaged brain and also direct the damaged axons to connect with nerve cells that work.

A Radical Shift to Better Pain Relief

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

I want to propose a radical shift to how we approach treating chronic pain. In very basic terms, I suggest that we redirect treatment toward remodeling the brain as opposed to just focusing our attentions and therapies on painful body parts like the back or neck.

How the Brain Got Liberated

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Unlike almost every other organ, the belief about the brain was that healing didn't exist, so that once wounded or impaired, the damage was permanent. Now we know that's not true.