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Alzheimer's disease starts in the entorhinal cortex - yellowMy 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.”