Neuroplasticity from all angles

For a limited time, the Nature Publishing Group is providing free access to recent research papers and reviews about neuroplasticity from 7 of its journals, including Nature Neuroscience, Molecular Psychiatry, the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism and Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews (the latest addition to the NPG portfolio).

Below is a selection from the 16 articles that are available:

McClung, C. A. & Nestler, E. J. (2007). Neuroplasticity mediated by altered gene expression. Neuropsychopharm. Rev. doi: 10.1038/sj.npp.1301544. [Abstract/Full text/PDF]

Citri, A. & Malenka, R. C. (2007). Synaptic plasticity: multiple forms, functions and mechanisms. Neuropyschopharm. Rev. doi: 10.1038/sj.npp.1301559. [Abstract/Full text/PDF]

Mizrahi, A. (2007). Dendritic development and plasticity of adult-born neurons on the mouse olfactory bulb. Nat. Neurosci. 10: 444-452. [Abstract/Full text/PDF]

Reif, A., et al. (2006). Neural stem cell proliferation is decreased in schizophrenia, but not in depression. Mol. Psychiatry 11: 514-522. [Abstract/Full text/PDF]

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By Obdulantist (not verified) on 01 Oct 2007 #permalink

Another resource of note on neuroplasticity is a PBS special airing all through this month called the Brain Fitness Program. Apparently we can enhance the quality of our lives long after we are over the hill through targeted computer exercises. One of those tools, a program developed by Dr. Mike Merzenich's Posit Science company, is showing promise after clinical study:

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