The Brain That Changes Itself
The word neuroplasticity comes from “neuro” which means the brain, and “plasticity”, the ability to be shaped, or to change. The brain is plastic: it is capable of configuring and reconfiguring itself continuously, to better respond to external stimuli and thus allow us to survive. Neuroplasticity is the concept that has changed the core beliefs of neuroscience, opening the doors to the profound awareness that the brain can be trained like a muscle, that it can be treated and healed without resorting to surgery or medicine, and can be kept young and functional even in very advanced age. More and more researchers are engaged in studying this incredible faculty, and in designing exercise protocols that will allow us to free ourselves from the concept that the brain is unable to react, and that any damage caused is final. We now know that it isn’t, and that there is still so much we can do and discover. The Brain That Changes Itself will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.