1. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

2. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

For people, resilience is the ability to adapt to changes and bounce back from life's adversities. The Brain Resilience Initiative encompasses research studies that are investigating what makes some people more resilient than others.

Our research combines brain imaging and genetics with assessments of physical, cognitive, and psychological health to obtain a comprehensive understanding of resilience. The Brain Resilience Initiative is actually two projects in one:

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