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Stability through variability: Homeostatic plasticity and psychological resilience

  • Dennis J. L. G. Schutter (a1), Miles Wischnewski (a1) and Harold Bekkering (a1)

According to Kalisch et al., adopting a cognitive positive appraisal style promotes internal bodily homeostasis and acts as a safeguard against the detrimental effects of stress. Here we will discuss results from recent noninvasive brain stimulation studies in humans to illustrate that homeostatic plasticity provides a neural mechanistic account for the positive appraisal style theory of resilience.

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