The Resilient Brain

Resilience starts with a brain that is strong, healthy, and highly functional—one that is ready to rapidly execute the coping skills that will follow.

  • Key structures related to mental health and functioning and their vulnerability to stress and aging.
  • Brain plasticity: How brain volume and functioning is increased in the areas most critical to planning, deciding, remembering, and regulating mood.
  • Key strategies to optimize brain health, function, and mood incorporating important new research showing how exercise, nutrition, sleep, drugs, medical conditions, oral health, medications, light, and lifelong learning affect the brain.