HARNESSING THE POWER OF NEUROPLASTICITY FOR INTERVENTION (KOLB) -Disuse syndrome -Compensation vs recovery -Rat vs ppl brain – more white matter in human brain -What are there differences? -Brain injury can impact other organs -Growth factors -Prenatal and preconceptual experiences can alter adult brain (ex. drug addiction) -Any experience can modify brain oChanges capacity for plasticity (aka metaplasticity) oCognitive reserve (IQ can impact this -Tactile stimulation -Behavioral therapy needs to happen daily (cognitive, social etc.) oRepetition matters – relates to last weeks article -What is the main consensus? oThe single most effective idea for neuroplasticity is complex housing §Environmental enrichment §Most important thing to take away from this article and the course o3 core components of complex housing §Novel/changing environment §Social interaction §Physical activity oBalance enrichment and stress – don’t want too much activity IS REST AFTER CONCUSSION “THE BEST MEDICINE?”.