Trained For Happiness

Even though traumatic brain injury frequently results in a cascade of negative emotions including depression, brain training might help! Researchers at the Center for Brain Health at UT Dallas measured depression outcomes for 79 people with TBI before and after two types of brain training. Not only did the group with TBI and depression show a reduction of depression symptoms, their brains showed evidence of cortical thickening. Their brains and emotions improved as a result of cognitive training.

Human Brain Mapping, 2018, 1-17, doi:10.1002/hbm.24052