My brain may actually change itself with proper exercise, with learning (new understanding), and with practice. My thoughts may be altering my brain’s anatomy. I’ve been working on it now for several years — not often enough, but enough to know its true.
Today, I want to let you in on how this works. The one thing you need to know is discipline: “Practice makes perfect” as they say.
“Neurons that fire together wire together.”
based on: The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, M.D
In his book, Doidge collected case histories of amazing progress by people with conditions that were considered hopeless and that had long been dismissed. “We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, a woman labeled retarded who cured her deficits with brain exercises and now cures those of others, blind people learning to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, painful phantom limbs erased, stroke patients recovering their faculties, children with cerebral palsy learning to move more gracefully, entrenched depression and anxiety disappearing, and lifelong character traits altered.”
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Michele Anderson said:
Love this post! I completly agree that you can rewire the brain. What is really sad is when people decide that they are what they are and just stop learning. I find this happens sometimes when people get older–they just give up. If you stop using your brain you stop really living your life and when that happens joy disappears and you die.
Hunt FOR Truth said:
Neuroplasticity may cause our brains to become more flexible or more rigid and vulnerable to outside influences – there are positive and/or negative effects of brain plasticity. Watch this longer video:
The video isn’t only about obsession – its about using the brain’s ability to heal itself in cases where it was previously thought impossible. The discoveries apply even to others that are not suffering – for instance, to make and keep a resolution or to give up a defeating behavior… change requires some brain work.
I like to take things slowly here in the blog, so stay tuned for more – investigate previous posts – or add in to comments if you like.