neuroplasticity

03/12/2014 - 09:32

University of Adelaide researchers say new insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients. Neuroplasticity is the term used to describe the brain's ability to change structurally and functionally with experience and use.

 

03/06/2014 - 09:22

Insomnia is associated with brain activity changes during wakefulness according to a new study. The results showed that the motor cortex of the brains of people with insomnia were surprisingly more neuroplastic- that is more adaptable to change and retraining- than those of good sleepers. This is despite association of insomnia with decreases in concentration and memory.

 

01/02/2013 - 09:27

Researchers used electricity on certain regions in the brain of a patient with chronic, severe facial pain to release an opiate-like substance that's considered one of the body's most powerful painkillers.

04/17/2012 - 20:35

Practices like physical exercise, certain forms of psychological counseling and meditation can all change brains for the better, and these changes can be measured with the tools of modern neuroscience, according to a review article now online at Nature Neuroscience.