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Thanks. I think currently very little attention is directed at neuroplasticity although the evidence that brains can change with our experiences is overwhelming. Below are some additional references:
McEwen, B. S. (2016). In pursuit of resilience: stress, epigenetics, and brain plasticity. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1373(1), 56-64.
Doidge, N. (2007). The brain that changes itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. Penguin.
Fuchs, E. & Flügge, G. (2014). Adult neuroplasticity: more than 40 years of research research. Neural Plasticity, ID 541870.
Magalhães, R., et al. (2018). The dynamics of stress: a longitudinal MRI study of rat brain structure and connectome. Molecular psychiatry, 23(10), 1998-2006.
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