The findings of this study highlight the potential of combining antidepressants with environmental enrichment to accelerate the medication’s effects.
These results shed light on the importance of environmental factors and neuroplasticity in the treatment of depression.
A recent study published in the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine provides strong evidence that EE can have neuroprotective effects in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases.
It also identifies a number of potential mechanisms by which EE may protect neurons from damage.
Parents want to know as early as possible if their child has autism, especially if they already have a child with autism.
With some training, you can play an active partnership role with your family doctor or pediatrician to observe and record your child’s development.
Included in this article, you will find 4 simple tests you can do at home when your child is as young as 2 months old.
Environmental enrichment has been shown to help the brain compensate for challenges and conditions, and in this study, researchers investigated if it can help reverse the damaging effects of sleep deprivation on the hippocampus, with results suggesting that it promotes neuronal repair and plasticity to reverse the negative effects of sleep deprivation on neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation.
Environmental Enrichment helps recover from Stroke by accelerating the creation of new blood vessels around the infarct
Environmental Enrichment leads to an increase in the angiogenesis around the infarct. They also that the damaged area reduced in size.
Environmental Enrichment (EE) helps the brain compensate for the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury, but can EE help prevent these effects if individuals are exposed to enrichment before the injury?
A study conducted in 4 nursing homes with 120 residents with dementia shows the benefits of enriched gardens (EGs) on key health indicators such as cognitive function and mobility.
Variety and novelty are confirmed as important factors for success with a Sensory Enrichment Program
This new study, published in eLife, confirms that novelty and variety are important factors of environmental enrichment. In that study mice who continued to engage in new ways with their environment showed significant structural differences, compared to the ones who showed signs of habituation to their environment.