Research shows behavior greatly impacts recovery from brain injury, addiction and other conditions

November 15, 2010



SAN DIEGO
-- New research is providing a deeper understanding of how individual actions -- such as exercising, sensory stimulation, or drinking -- influence brain health and outcomes. This new knowledge could ultimately lead to interventions in age-related cognitive declines, drug abuse, stroke, and brain injury, separate from or in combination with traditional pharmacological approaches. These findings were presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news on brain science and health.

Specifically, today's new findings show that: Other recent findings discussed show that: "Evidence indicates that our actions have broader and more complex ties to brain function and health than previously thought," said press conference moderator Carol A. Barnes, PhD, of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Arizona, an expert on the aging brain. "We are learning a great deal about the brain, and today can fully appreciate our own role in keeping it healthy."
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This research was supported by national funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, as well as private and philanthropic organizations.

View the full news release and materials here.

Society for Neuroscience

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