Can you rewire your brain
Donald Hebb’s landmark discovery in 1949, “neurons that fire together wire together,” best explains the process of wiring and strengthening brain pathways. The key is to activate as many of these pathways as possible given they work synergistically.You are the architect of your brain.It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Until recently, the conventional thinking was that our brains were hardwired at birth and therefore unchangeable.But the good news is that our brains are constantly being reshaped by our daily experiences.You can control improve how you think, act and behave if you choose your actions and experiences with care.
Neuroplasticity refers your brain’s ability to reorganize itself, both physically and functionally, throughout your life due to your environment, behavior, thinking, and emotions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once said, “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
One of the key aspects of neural plasticity is called Neural Darwinism, or “neural pruning,” which means that any neuron that isn’t ‘fired-and-wired’ together into a network is likely to be extinguished.
Donald Hebb’s landmark discovery in 1949, “neurons that fire together wire together,” best explains the process of wiring and strengthening brain pathways.The key is to activate as many of these pathways as possible given they work synergistically.
We all differ in our abilities to solve problems, learn, think logically, understand and acquire new knowledge, integrate ideas, and attain goals.
But when you change your beliefs, learn something new or become mindful of your habitual reactions to unpleasant emotions, you actually alter the neurochemistry and the structure of your brain.
Don’t get in the way of your own learning. Most people don’t really think much about how they learn.The world is changing fast and new ideas pop up everyday; incorporating them into your life will keep you engaged and relevant.
It pays to crave and keep an open mind. Incredibly smart people aren’t always born that way, but rather are constantly working to improve their intelligence.
One pathway alone is not enough to successfully rewire your brain.You need to embrace different experiences, both comfortable and uncomfortable ones.Some people are naturally curious and others are not.
Your learning should not stop at school, college or your job. Life-long learning has a lot to do with your success than you think.Start getting curious about almost everything!
The number one way to expand your mind is through questioning everything. It’s certainly much easier to accept information that comes to us, instead of questioning it and being susceptible to having to think.
Have you ever wondered why a flower is a certain color, why someone said they like us, where someone got a percentage from.As is usually the case, asking ourselves questions, leads to more questions, and then some more.
Sometimes we do get reasonable answers, but it’s important to note that the mere act of asking expands our minds and allows us to try on an infinite number of paradigms.