Stress May Cause Lawyer Brain Damage

There are two kinds of stress, but both involve the activation of the fight-or-flight system. Acute stress is short-lived and designed to help get us through short-term challenges, such as a court hearing or a weekend 5k. Chronic stress causes an extended stress response. And that means uninterrupted stress hormones coursing through the body and […]

Resilient Brain

There are two features of the human brain that should give every lawyer hope: neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.  Neuroplasticity allows the brain to change with every action, thought, and experience.  These changes can be neuro-protective or neuro-destructive.  Neurogenesis is the birth of new brain cells in the hippocampus.  Lawyers can enhance neurogenesis, improving memory and learning.  Good […]