What is neuroplasticity?

Most people understand that they can change their fitness regime and change their physical muscle structure.  Not as well understood is the ability to structurally change the brain.  Yes I said, “change the brain”.  Whether trying to change or not our entire physical selves, including our brain, are constantly undergoing change.

“The brain’s ability to act and react in ever-changing ways is known, in the scientific community, as “neuroplasticity.” This special characteristic allows the brain’s estimated 100 billion nerve cells… to constantly lay down new pathways for neural communication and to rearrange existing ones throughout life, thereby aiding the processes of learning, memory, and adaptation through experience.” (memoryzine)

http://memoryzine.com/introduction-to-neuroplasticity/

I wanted to introduce the idea of neuroplasticity as we begin to explore meditation. I plan to cover multiple topics related to meditation over the rest of April.  If there are specific questions you have please don’t hesitate to ask and I will do my best to find you some helpful information.

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  1. Excellent post and excellent blog! As a physical therapist and Certified Feldenkrais(R) Practitioner I really appreciate the attention to neuroplasticity as well as the many tips on health and wellness.

    • Thank you for reading. I plan to write more about neuroplasticity in the future. I am currently reading several books about synaptic rutting and willpower/mental force. I look forward to hearing your future ideas and opinions.


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