Why Neuroplasticity is a Big Deal

August 16th, 2013 § Comments Off on Why Neuroplasticity is a Big Deal § permalink

Why Neuroplasticity is a Big Deal – The term “neuroplasticity” is being heard often these days. Why? What is the big deal about it? Why should we care? This guest post by Robert Lilly addresses those questions.

The term “neuroplasticity” is being heard more and more these days. Why? What is the big deal about it? To understand that, let’s begin by first defining what neuroplasticity is. According to MedicineNet.com, neuroplasticity is “the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.” According to Wikipedia the term refers to “changes in neural pathways and synapses which are due to changes in behavior, environment and neural processes, as well as changes resulting from bodily injury. Neuroplasticity has replaced the formerly-held position that the brain is a physiologically static organ, and explores how – and in which ways – the brain changes throughout life.” In addition, from the National Library of Medicine – Medical Subject Headings: “The capacity of the NERVOUS SYSTEM to change its reactivity as the result of successive activations.” In other words, it refers to the brain’s ability to grow and change as a result of stimuli throughout a person’s entire lifespan. » Read the rest of this entry «

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    Debbie Taylor is both a consulting hypnotist and a certified hypnosis instructor. She has a Masters degree in Organizational Management and over 20 years experience working with children and families in public and private education as both a teacher and principal. As the owner of Intuitive Hypnosis in Portland, Oregon and the Portland School of Hypnosis she has expanded her ability to help others by utilizing hypnosis to assist people in empowering themselves to lose weight; stop smoking and/or quit chewing tobacco; reduce stress and anxiety; improve performance in sports, academics, and much more.  Read More...
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