Should Brain Rehabilitate

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about the brain to help them rehabilitate? Put another way: If the brain can grow new neural pathways after an injury … could we help the brain re-grow morality?” This question poses an interesting view on how to properly rehabilitate criminals. However, rehabilitation only has the ability to play a small part in the recovery process. A majority of the recovery is reliant on the criminal and their desire to actually change for the betterment of themselves and the society. In doing this, they cannot be locked away in solitary confinement. In order to act like a normal human, they must be treated like a normal human. The first idea Daniel Reisel has towards criminal rehabilitation is providing an area where the psychopaths and sociopaths can mentally thrive and redevelop. To do this, he suggests keeping them in a lesser confinement facility. These facilities would be more similar to mental health centers rather than prisons, but would allow the criminals to have interactions with other people. This will force them to have physical association with others to build their social skills. Also, similar to the mouse experiment, it would cause less stress on the brain, which would allow for neurogenesis. For the emotional side of the rehabilitation…show more content…
Defending neurogenesis, it should be portrayed to the jury and judge that certain parts of the brain are capable of developing up to twenty percent new cells even through adulthood. Two of these parts, the hippocampus and the amygdala, can regenerate and majorly impact the emotions of psychopaths and sociopaths. By educating society on these mentally ill people, it is possible to create a form of rehabilitation that is beneficial for all. In Daniel Reisel’s Ted Talk, he talks about the importance of not only changing the mentally ill, but also changing
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