Brain Plasticity, or neuroplasticity, is the brain's ability to continuously change. The brain continues to create new connections, rewiring, adapting and repairing itself in a multitude of situations.
Disciplines, or concentrations in Brain Plasticity include:
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Learning and memory
Faculty working in Brain Plasticity
- Stress in humans and animals is linked to shrinkage of the hippocampus. Regular practice of yoga can help enhance nerve connections in many of the same brain regions that benefit from aerobic exercise, according to a study reviewing 11 other previous research on Hatha yoga—which includes body movements, meditation, and breathing. Researchers said the brain health of participants were compared at the beginning and at the end of the intervention.
- ANIMAL BIOLOGY - Audubon (New York City, Jan.
- IFL Science! (London, Jan. 3) – Baby birds can recognize parents’ songs while still in the egg, according to new research performed at the U. of I.