One strategy that promotes neuroplasticity
While recent brain research assures that neuroplasticity
continues throughout a lifetime, the bad news is that it takes more effort and sustained practice to change the brains of adults as compared to children.
The first four chapters of the book provide theoretical foundations, review the literature regarding specific instructional techniques for those with acquired cognitive impairments, consider contextual factors in enhancing neuroplasticity
and introduce the PIE schema.
begins with a review of basic principles of neuroscience and descriptions of physiological techniques, neuroimaging, neuroplasticity
and research regarding physiologically based interventions.
They discuss the effects of various diets on metabolic changes in visceral organs and the brain, focusing on the Western diet, Mediterranean diet, ketogenic diets, n-3 fatty acids, homocysteine levels, polyphenols, and table salt; the effects of diet and exercise on major depression, diabetic retinopathy, age-induced impairments, cognitive function, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, neural plasticity, the aging brain, neuronal survival, anxiety disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuroplasticity
and growth factors in adolescence; and the role of sleep and its interaction with exercise.
Raskin (psychology and neuroscience, Trinity College) offers graduate students and rehabilitation professionals 14 chapters on neuroplasticity
The contributors address such topics as neuromaturation and neuroplasticity
of the central auditory system; language-based assessment and intervention of APD; and interpretation of APD test results.
His topics include nervous systems and brains, chemistry and life, genes and the history of molecular biology, how neurons generate signals, neuroanatomy and excitability, psychoactive drugs, neural development and neuroplasticity
, sensory perception, tongue and taste, eyes and vision, imaging the brain, memory, and emotion.
present the first text on recovery of function and neurorehabilitation in multiple sclerosis, focusing on mechanisms of recovery, application of neuroplasticity
to therapeutic interventions, and determination of their efficacy.