Author Archives: Dr. Joyce Shaffer

Brain Health by YOU: Positive Psychology

The next belief about neuroplasticity to be disproven was that the brain of any animal was far too complex to accommodate the birth of new cells, neurogenesis. When a new dye (BrdU) could discriminate the new cells that were born … Continue reading

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Brain Health by YOU: Learn & Grow.

That brings us to a guiding principle that will persist throughout this series of articles on Brain Health: By the time you do every evidence-based thing that has been associated with improving your brain chemistry, architecture and performance, probably the … Continue reading

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Brain Health by YOU: Use Them and They Will Grow?

Early researchers soon learned that the benefits for rats that lived in an enriched environment included an increase in the complexity of the branching of their dendrites as well as an increase in the spines on their dendrites. The enriched … Continue reading

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Brain Health by YOU: An Important Point

If you have read previous article(s) of this series, welcome back on this journey focused on “Enriching Heredity,” the title of the book by the mother or neuroplasticity, Marian Diamond. Now the fun begins as we fit the empowering advances … Continue reading

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Brain Health by YOU: The Mother of Neuroplasticity

If you have read Brain Health International, the first article of this series, welcome back on this journey focused on “Enriching Heredity,” the title of the book by the mother or neuroplasticity, Marian Diamond. Her YouTube video, Older Brains, New … Continue reading

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Brain Health by YOU

Brain Health by YOU Brain Health International It is my passion, privilege and pleasure to interpret evolving neuroscience for the purpose of empowering all interested parties to enhance your brain health. There is so much to say about how far … Continue reading

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Brain Power 2020

Researchers bring us two perspectives on enhancing intelligence. Neuroplasticity can be influenced in a positive direction to improve brain power!”   In animal research Marian Diamond described what rats did to enhance their brain power by being active in an … Continue reading

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3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology

Combining Neuroplasticity and Positive Psychology in Clinical Practice to Increase Positive Development across the Lifespan, was the title of my Conversation Hour and Poster presentations at the 3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology. This focus on personal empowerment at any … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson University Nurses Enjoyed News about Cocoa & Other Brain Foods.

Today I had the privilege of sharing some of the exciting new neuroscience with a crowd of wonderful nurses at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. They asked brilliant questions AND gave learned answers. In the brief hour over lunch we … Continue reading

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What Is Brain Power 2020?

What is Brain Power 2020? Clarity. Brain power 2020 is seeing clearly; remembering more; having better judgment; making the best decisions; thinking quickly; continually enjoying increasingly complicated new learning; being so happy in your mission and purpose that time evaporates; … Continue reading

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