How Neuroplasticity Can Unlock Greater Human Potential | EnergyFanatics.com

This article is written by Chris Renzo, contributing writer at WakingTimes.com.

What is neuroplasticity, what does it have to do with human potential, and how can it potentially change how we view reality?

Until recently, the prevailing view in neuroscience was that the brain contained all of its neurons at birth and that the number and circuitry of these neurons were set within the first few years of life. However, in the 1990′s neuroscience discovered that the brain continues to generate new neurons throughout life (Long, 1996). This is called Neurogenesis. It was also discovered that new and existing neurons undergo structural and functional changes in their circuitry in response to the way we mindfully interact with our environment (Long, 1996). This is called Neuroplasticity. Recent studies support the notion that refocusing mental awareness brings about important changes in brain circuitry. When we intend to see or act differently what we are doing at the micro-cellular level in the brain is that we are choosing one neural circuit over another {or creating a new circuit} (Beaurgard, et al., 2001).

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