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Neuroplasticity and Brain Repair

4 CE Credit Hours - Online Course - $39.00

Developed by Ofer Zur, Ph.D.

This course was produced in collaboration between Taylor & Francis, PLC and the Zur Institute, Inc.
The Zur Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content.

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General Course Description

Neuroplasticity and Brain RepairIt was originally assumed that the brain reached its full potential by early middle age and that everything from then on involved decline. We now know that the brain continues to develop new neurons, synapses and dendrites and to forge new pathways at least into our sixties. Neuroplasticity has become one of the key words in understanding brain development. Therapies such as neurofeedback, CBT and even relational therapies help rewire and grow the brain.

This 4 CE advanced course in neuroplasticity and brain repair offers detailed explanations of the definitions and mechanisms of neuroplasticity, with a special focus on how neurofeedback and CBT work on conditions such as traumatic brain injury and cognitive rehabilitation in the elderly. It includes a list of resources for further study, organizations that utilize neurofeedback technology, and directories of certified practitioners.

Educational Objectives

    This course will teach the participant to:
  • Discuss how traumatic brain injury affects the brain and how to treat it.
  • Discuss the mechanisms and biology of neuroplasticity.
  • Discuss various forms of neurofeedback and how they promote neuroplasticity.
  • Discuss the connection between neuroplasticity and cognitive rehabilitation.

Course Syllabus

  • Definition of neuroplasticity
  • Mechanisms of neuroplasticity
    • Synapses
    • Neural cells
    • Axon terminals
    • Alternations in membrane excitability
  • Neural markers
    • Definition
    • Relation to neuroplasticity
  • Treatments to promote neuroplasticity
    • Neurofeedback
    • Neuromodulation
    • Cognitive rehabilitation
    • Nutraceuticals (such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, and amino acids)
    • Median nerve stimulation
  • Traumatic brain injury
    • Neural description
    • Effect on psychological health
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
    • Use of peak alpha EEGs
    • Neurofeedback to treat depression, anxiety, substance abuse, epilepsy and other disorders
  • Resources for further study
    • Articles and books
    • Organizations and institutes for neurofeedback


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