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Friday, August 8, 2008

Neuroplasticity = The Brain's Everlasting Ability to Change, Grow, & Re-Wire Itself

This video in six 9-minute segments shows Dan Rather, the US news anchor discussing the still new subject of neuroplasticity, our brain's everlasting ability to change, grow, and re-wire itself.

As opposed to what was believed in prior decades, scientists now know that our brain is not static, it does not need to decline, when brain cells die, we do not lose all chances at increasing our brain's capacity to function well.

Neurogenesis, or the formation of nerve tissue, in this case, in the brain, has been established. Now it is a fact that not only can we continue to grow dendrites in order to maintain or increase cerebral capacity, but that our brain is infinitely change-able, and that much more than was ever supposed, can be done to circumvent or even heal so-called mental disorders.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Part VI

If you prefer to watch it all at one go, click here

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