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Neuroscience: What is Brain Plasticity? – Creativity Matters – The Creative Leadership Forum – Collaborate – Create – Commercialise & Transformational Change

Neuroscience: What is Brain Plasticity? – Creativity Matters – The Creative Leadership Forum – Collaborate – Create – Commercialise & Transformational Change.

Neuroscience has changed considerably in the past 20 years. An example of change over period is the concept of brain plasticity. Brain plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to rewire itself, relocating information processing functions to different brain areas and/or neural networks. Two decades ago, it was believed that brain networks were static after its initial formation period. Now that belief has changed. The study of brain plasticity has profound implications in human learning and behaviour, and as such, for mental health.

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One comment on “Neuroscience: What is Brain Plasticity? – Creativity Matters – The Creative Leadership Forum – Collaborate – Create – Commercialise & Transformational Change

  1. sarawebbhiris
    February 19, 2013

    Connected to our discussion on thinking in this interstitial space:

    “But there is more to it. Physical contact is not a requirement when it comes to rewiring. Repeated thinking can also trigger a series of reactions which result in brain rewiring. Scientists have investigated the formation of synapses as a result of ‘thinking about doing something’ and found that, from a neuronal perspective, thinking can be as useful as doing. This evidence led to an interesting fusion of interests between Buddhist meditation (through the Dalai Lama’s interest on the influence of the mind over the brain) and the scientific research on brain plasticity and the formation of neural networks. It seems that brain plasticity is a flexible topic as well as a flexible concept.”

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