Neuroplasticity in focus

Neuroplasticity in focus

Have you heard the one about the Dalia Lama and Neuroplasticity?  In the early 1990s the Dalai Lama, watched a brain operation and asked the surgeons a thought provoking question:  "Can the mind reshape brain matter? " Neuroscientists up to that time had a quick answer for him - and the answer was NO.  Now the answer would be different and it's changing how we review the potential for rehab.

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Cognitive enhancement and Schizophrenia

Cognitive enhancement and Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is estimated to cost £13.1 billion per year in total in the UK.  This is a significant sum and there are no licensed pharmaceutical treatments to improve cognitive function.  However, there is increasing evidence that computer-assisted training and rehabilitation can help people overcome some of their symptoms, with better outcomes in daily functioning and their lives.

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