Our brains have the remarkable capacity to adapt and change throughout our lives. This ability to form and reorganize neural pathways in response to learning, experience, injury, disease, or aging is called neuroplasticity.
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King
Neuroplasticity helps the brain process sensory input along with creating suitable adaptive responses to stimuli. Neurons must have purpose to survive, and those with weak or ineffective connections are pruned. Through a variety of structural and molecular mechanisms, neurons compensate for injury or disease.Continue reading “Neuroplasticity, Brain Health, Mood and ‘Smarty Plants’”