Jens Bo Nielsen is Professor of Human Motor Control at the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. After gaining his medical degree and PhD from the University of Copenhagen, Professor Nielsen became Professor and Head of the Physiology Institute at the University of Kiel, Germany. He returned to the University of Copenhagen in 2000, where he has been Professor at the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences since 2003, and has been associated with the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology since its creation in 2006.
Professor Nielsen’s research career covers work at the cellular and integrative level in animal models, healthy human subjects and neurological patients, and has led to many national and international collaborations. His clinical work has mainly related to the pathophysiology of spasticity and neuro-rehabilitation. He has had a collaboration during the past 4 years with the Helene Elsass centre with the aim of developing new health technologies and interventions. Professor Nielsen has authored or co-authored 144 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as numerous book chapters, meeting abstracts, medical student textbooks and public science books.
Here he offers a brief introduction suggesting the influence of nutrition in neuroplasticity, which is the concept that the brain is always able to change if it is exposed to the right environmental factors, such as: meditation, mindfulness, positive thinking, and in this example good nutrition.