What exactly does it do? Plasticity is the manner in which the nervous system can modify its organization and function throughout a lifetime. For example when a new motor skill is learned, such as playing a musical instrument, there are plastic changes in the structure of the cells in the nervous system. If the plastic changes do not occur, neither does the learning take place. This information is so enlightening considering my daughter and son are learning musical instruments of the bass and cello respectively.
How do we support plasticity in brain-health? Omega-3s make up every cell membrane of your body, considering that plastic changes occur in the structure of the cells in the nervous system, supporting brain health with fish and fish oil supplements, a source of Omega-3s, is a way to do it!
It makes sense then, that studies show links between:
- Attention and behavior
- Grades and test scores
- Learning and literacy
- Memory and problem solving
You can find in-depth research on how omega-3s enhances brain plasticity at Omega-Research.com.
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