I just came across this video on YouTube and I really think it has a wonderful content to be shared here on the bold winner's blog.
Dr. Lara Boyd, a researcher in neuroscience and neurobiology who established the Brain Behavior Lab had some very interesting facts to share with us about the human brain.
Contrary to what we thought, the brain doesn't stop changing or developing at a certain age. The brain constantly changes it's shape, chemical processes and patterns regularly.
And these changes are determined mainly by our individual behaviors. If we choose to change our brains, we must change our actions, what we do, where we go to, what we listen to, what we see around us.
There is no quick fix or drug to enhance neuroplasticity(the ability of your brain to reorganize itself and form new neural connections) than to change your behavior.
An interesting fact is that there is a degree of variability playing a great role in her research. The rates of neuroplasticity varies in individuals and what works for one may not work for another.
For some people, they could master anything skill in less than 10,000 hours and for others, it could take longer than that contrary to popular belief.
It is interesting to note that the overlapping discovery which can be generalized is that our behavior is the major and lasting way to change our brains!
You want a better brain? Choose to behave better. Try to do something new. Consciously decide to get more knowledgeable about anything. Meet new people, try new methods, change your environment.
These new actions help you absorb new facts which go on shaping your brain. Find out what's unique about you. Find your niche. With this discovery, we know that what works for one person's brain, may not work for another person.
Find what works for you, find the pattern that suits you most for learning and change your behaviour as required to put your brain to best use!
Watch the video and share your thoughts..