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What is Neuroplasticity?

Plasticity is the ability of the brain to change. Capacity of neurons and neural networks in the brain to change their connections and behaviour in response to new information, sensory stimulation, development, damage or dysfunction.

Of course, the brain is made up of about 100 billion neurons, each with thousands of synapses.

The organisation of these connections encodes your beliefs, memories, habits, behaviours, and more. From birth, this organisation constantly changes – the exciting aspect of this is that we can purposefully change our neural organisation through directed effort.

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When new neurons are born from stem cells within the brain, which can then form new circuits. Neurogenesis surprisingly only happens in a few areas in the brain. One area is the hippocampus which needs a lot of new neurons because it encodes

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