- Learn Something New and Change Your Brain. Every time you learn something new, you win and you win big! Recent neuroscience discoveries have uncovered new information about our brains. Every new experience changes our brain! The old science operated under the belief that after age four our brains were already formed but the new science of neuroplasticity is causing neuro scientists to rethink everything they thought they knew.
- The following is an excerpt from a fascinating article, by the Practical Memory Institute, ‘Introduction to Neuroplasticity:
“Groundbreaking new research suggests that, beyond modifying pathways and forming new ones between existing neurons, the human brain is even able to generate entirely new brain cells. While this neural regeneration was long believed to be impossible after age three or four, research now shows that new neurons can develop late into the life span, even into the golden years of age 70 and beyond. Thus, the old adage “use it or lose it” is brought soundly home. If one’s brain is constantly challenged by and engaged with a variety of stimulations and new experiences, while also exposed regularly to that which it already knows, it is better able to retain its adaptive flexibility, regenerative capacity, and remarkable efficiency throughout life.”
If you prefer to watch and learn, check out these Youtube videos, Neuroscience of emotions and Norman Doidge on the brain and neuroplasticity. Now that’s what I call winning! Your brain is ready, capable, and waiting to catapult you to success.
I’m Barbara Talley, The Poet who speaks and inspires. To find more about me, visit: www.thepoetspeaks.com