Not really, except in cases of stroke or head trauma. Neuropsychological tests of memory and executive function are best to reveal deficits, which in many cases may be due to a sedentary life style… Read More
If some people are inherently more able to bounce back from stress, can those traits be acquired by others, or is this just an ability people possess at birth?
Resilience is an active process that helps one achieve positive outcomes in the face of adversity. Resilience is not a trait at birth but a foundational capacity of an individual. This capacity is… Read More
Aside from physical exercise and socializing, which you mentioned in your article, are there other things a person can do to increase his or her brain plasticity? Do “brain games” have any effect?
Besides regular physical activity and a supportive social network, it’s also important to get adequate sleep and maintain a sensible diet. So-called “brain games” appear to be gaining some… Read More