PositScience Program Primer <br />Brain Plasticity<br />
What is brain plasticity?<br />Ability of brain to grow and reorganize itself<br />POSITIVE BRAIN PLASTICITY: Brain grows ...
Factors which result in NEGATIVE plasticity<br />Brain disuse<br />Noisy processing<br />Weakened neuromodulatory control<...
How the program helps<br />Program reverses negative brain plasticity and improves auditory stimuliin the brain.<br />
Program drives positive brain plasticity<br />Engages brain to reverse brain disuse that drives negative plasticity. <br /...
Program drives positive brain plasticity (continued)<br />Increases ability of brain to extract meaningful information in ...
Program drives positive brain plasticity (continued)<br />Strengthens neuromodulatory system to open gates to brain plasti...
Program drives positive brain plasticity (continued)<br />Guides user out of learned behaviors into new behaviors.  <br />...
Positive plasticity<br />New<br />Challenging<br />Progressive<br />Engages sensory systems<br />Rewarding<br />Novel or s...
Some Additional ways to improve brain power (only a sampling)<br />Exercise<br />Healthy food<br />Music<br />Video games<...
Hands on: Let’s improve our brains!<br />
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  1. 1. PositScience Program Primer <br />Brain Plasticity<br />
  2. 2. What is brain plasticity?<br />Ability of brain to grow and reorganize itself<br />POSITIVE BRAIN PLASTICITY: Brain grows in more efficient way<br />NEGATIVE BRAIN PLASTICITY: Brain grows or reorganizes in less efficient way<br />Negative brain plasticity results in cognitive decline, but is preventable with training!<br />
  3. 3. Factors which result in NEGATIVE plasticity<br />Brain disuse<br />Noisy processing<br />Weakened neuromodulatory control<br />Negative learning<br />
  4. 4. How the program helps<br />Program reverses negative brain plasticity and improves auditory stimuliin the brain.<br />
  5. 5. Program drives positive brain plasticity<br />Engages brain to reverse brain disuse that drives negative plasticity. <br />Uses repetition, success and rewards<br />
  6. 6. Program drives positive brain plasticity (continued)<br />Increases ability of brain to extract meaningful information in a noisy environment.<br />Engages memory and cognitive systems to improve accuracy.<br />
  7. 7. Program drives positive brain plasticity (continued)<br />Strengthens neuromodulatory system to open gates to brain plasticity. <br />Attention (acetycholine)<br />Reward (dopamine)<br />Novelty (norepinephrine)<br />
  8. 8. Program drives positive brain plasticity (continued)<br />Guides user out of learned behaviors into new behaviors. <br />Requires attentive and active listening<br />
  9. 9. Positive plasticity<br />New<br />Challenging<br />Progressive<br />Engages sensory systems<br />Rewarding<br />Novel or surprising<br />
  10. 10. Some Additional ways to improve brain power (only a sampling)<br />Exercise<br />Healthy food<br />Music<br />Video games<br />Meditation<br />No smoking and limit alcohol<br />Certain supplements may help<br />Quality of sleep important<br />Talk, write, socialize<br />Laugh<br />
  11. 11. Hands on: Let’s improve our brains!<br />
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