Neuroplasticity

Neuroscience is finding that our minds are capable of great change.  For a long time it was believed that older people could not rewire their brains through new learning.  It was believed that habits were more engrained.  Neuroscience is now finding that the brain has the capacity to rewire itself even into our advanced years. 

Hebb’s Law is an important reminder of this.  Hebb’s Law states that neurons that fire together wire together.  When we practice something, our neural circuitry strengthens in helping us to remember and carry it out into the future.  The more that our neural circuits fire together in healthy ways, the stronger these pathways become.  Seek and thee shall find, rewire and the world will open up. 

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

TEDxOrangeCoast – Daniel Amen – Change Your Brain, Change Your Life