What is neuroplasticity?
Neuroplasticity describes the ability of the brain to reshape its connections according to the environment. Consequently, it reconstructs also the experiences experienced by the individual.
From the fetal life, connections between neurons take place. Later, after birth, some connections strengthen and others disappear. Brain plasticity is at work during learning which requires the rearrangement of the nervous circuits. It is then that certain connections are reinforced between the neurons (the synapses). Indeed, the brain is not immutable. On the contrary, it evolves throughout life.
Scientists thought for a long time that the brain, after a certain age, was frozen and unable to evolve. Recent studies show the very opposite! Neuroplasticity will empower you to get control of what is going on inside you.
When is neuroplasticity of the brain occurring?
It occurs in the brain in the following situations:
- During childhood and childhood, up to adulthood: when the immature brain organizes itself.
- During adulthood: whenever we form a new memory, learn something new, or develop a new skill.
- In response to a brain injury, a genetic brain disease or disorder such as blindness. Rewiring of neurological pathways compensate for lost functions or maximize remaining functions.
Therefore, the plasticity of the brain is one of the most important recent discoveries in neurosciences. Because it shows that the brain is a dynamic system in perpetual reconfiguration.
Neuroplasticity is the capacity of the brain to build neurological pathways. Consequently your mind is able to learn again something it had forgotten (for example in the case of a stroke). It is also able to create and reinforce neurological pathways to develop a new skill. In other words, your health is a programme (or maybe several of them). If your mind forgot this programme or it has been corrupted, with the Lightning Process, you can restore it.
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For a deeper understanding…
Conference by Dr Richard Davidson
“Changing your mind, changing your brain”