Strategic brain training could stimulate neural plasticity years after a traumatic brain injury

Written by Hannah Makin

A recent study published in Brain and Behavior suggests that strategic-based brain training could modulate cortical thickness and resting-state functional neural connectivity in patients who have previously experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Further to this, these findings also indicate that these stimulated changes could be an effective method of quantifying treatment efficacy, which so far has not been done. Until now, recovery from a TBI has been thought to be limited to 2 years after the incident; however, in this study, structural and neural connection changes were observed in patients who had suffered symptoms for an average of 8...

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