HOW TO TRAIN THE BRAIN
Take a close look at this high resolution human brain MRI with 3D reconstruction! When the human brain is injured & a patient loses his or her ability to control a specific limb or function, physical therapy is typically indicated. Physical therapy causes the brain to ‘re-map,’ demonstrating a sort of ‘adaptive plasticity.’ This means that it can be trained to use a different brain region to ’take over’ control of a specific limb or function in place of the damaged brain region that previously controlled the function! A similar concept is believed to be applied in behavioral therapy. For example, the cortex, which is the dominant feature of the human brain, has significant plasticity―the ability to reconfigure its functional organization as the result of experience, such as training. When we train our mind to be more positive through actively practicing gratitude (being thankful), we can consciously change the size & shape of different brain regions! This practice has been shown to speed up certain neuronal signals, to cause an increase in the molecules that help transmit signals through the brain, & positively affect the growth of new neurons! The late Albert Einstein made a conscious habit of saying ‘thank you’ at least 100 times a day. It is postulated that he believed his knowledge would increase if he was truly grateful for the knowledge he had already attained. This means by being thankful for this wonderful Monday, we can literally increase ourselves in determination, attention, enthusiasm & energy! Happy Monday ladies & gentlemen, let's train in the direction of positivity today. For more, click on the link in our bio & [SUBSCRIBE] to our YouTube channel.
Written By Student Doctor: @medspired ©08/21/2017 All Rights Reserved.
Video credit: @neuroradiology
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This research on neuroplasticity was published in the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) on December 3rd, 2012.