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What Is… Neuroplasticity

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week we're taking a bit of a detour to look at neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to make changes to itself in response to conditions and experiences, including forming new neuronal connections. This ability is maintained in adulthood, although… Continue reading What Is… Neuroplasticity

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Mental health

Let’s Get Synapsing – Exercise Your Brain!

We hear a lot about neuroplasticity, the amazing ability our brains have to remodel themselves and create new connections.  These are actual structural changes in the brain, and can happen following some form of damage but also with exposure to cognitive demands and the acquisition of new skills. According to an article in the Journal… Continue reading Let’s Get Synapsing – Exercise Your Brain!

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Mental health

Mental Illness Continuing Education Resources

Health professionals are required to continually update their knowledge related to their field of practice.  One of the nice things about the digital age is that it's easy to access continuing education activities online, and many of them are available at no cost.  I freely admit that I'm a geek and I love learning new… Continue reading Mental Illness Continuing Education Resources