How neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve protect cognitive functioning.

  title={How neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve protect cognitive functioning.},
  author={David E Vance and Anthony James Roberson and Teena M. McGuinness and Pariya L Fazeli},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services},
  volume={48 4},
Overall cognitive status can vary across an individual's life span in response to factors that promote either positive or negative neuroplasticity. Positive neuroplasticity refers to he physiological ability of the brain to form and strengthen dendritic connections, produce beneficial morphological changes, and increase cognitive reserve. Negative neuroplasticity refers to the same physiological ability of t he brain to atrophy and weaken dendritic connections, produce detrimental morphological… CONTINUE READING


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