What is Neuroplasticity? A Psychologist Explains
Patients with severe brain damage are able to rapidly heal themselves, practically remodelling the brain a few days or weeks after the trauma.
What’s weird is that a brain injury is a great time to take advantage of the rapid reorganization, recovery and other significant changes that a brain can perform on itself. During stroke recovery, learning something new or even re-learning something can result in significant gains.
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Our minds are not static, but dynamic. The Brain has the capability to modify itself, change its structure, and to alter its biochemistry, at any age.
We can renew, rewire, ...
You can improve your grey matter by learning a new, complex skill like juggling.
The simple act of juggling has recently been linked with better brain function. A new study reveals that learning to juggle may cause certain areas of your brain to grow.
Even if it is just for 10 minutes before going to bed, you should be learning new stuff every day, a new skill, a new word, a new kind of idea or philosophy. Expose your brain to new frontiers.
Living longer creates more complexity in our relationships. What should we be doing for the next few decades?
Accept the complexity of an increased life span as a wonderful challenge.
Even though our bodies deteriorate and impede our abilities with age, our brains continue to function well. The brain continues to form new connections and create new cells. It is our self-imposed limits that hold us back, not the capacity of our brain.
A study revealed that a positive attitude had a greater impact on survival. Positive people outlived negative people by an average of seven and a half years.
Paying attention involves two separate distinct brain functions:
Our ability to filter out distractions, not our concentration, diminishes with age.
As we grow older we get more and more distracted.
When your eyes are closed, your brain isn’t working as hard to filter out visual information. So: