The very advantage of the brain, neuroplasticity, may also be its greatest disadvantage.
There have been numerous studies on changes in the thalamus, due to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
What happens to the brain in a coma and in general anesthesia remains unclear, but it can be theorized that forms of thoughts [active and passive] are transported across the memory.
Animal-assisted therapy is an evolving approach where animals help people recover from mental health conditions.
Psychological labels may have boxed neuroscience into deeper complexity, hardening new ways to understand the brain in benefit to mental health care.