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    College Educated Individuals Recover Faster From Brain Trauma

     

    A study conducted by John Hopkins University shows that individuals with a college degree and higher education levels are more resilient when it comes to recovering from trauma. Students who have attended college were 4 times as likely to make a full recovery and return to their daily activites. Some experts believe that education may increase “cognitive reserve” making it easier for people to compensate for brain damage. Education and brain stimulation has also shown to decrease the risk for Alzheimer's.

     

    The study examined 769 individuals who suffered traumatic bran injuries. After a year 39% of individuals with a college degree made a full recovery while versus 10% of those without one. Scientists believe that educatuin strengthens the brain cells utilized in memory and learning functions and a stronger network may better at repairing itself.

     

    Experts also believe that staying active and having a strong social support system can also be beneficial to recovery. In addition, life long learning can also be beneficial and can be pursued by anyone regardless of educatonal background.

     


    Sources : http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/23/306228476/education-may-help-insulate-the-brain-against-traumatic-injury
    http://www.trident.edu/

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