The common held belief was that the brain was a physiologically static network of neurons, and once programmed it was very difficult to change or reprogram after childhood.
Today this belief has been rapidly replaced with an understanding that the brain is ‘plastic’ and ‘malleable’. Neuroplasticity of the brain (also known as cortical re-mapping) refers to the ability of the human brain to change as a result of one’s experience.
This is good news for us as human beings, because it means we can change and replace ideas, thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve us, meaning we can change the way we interpret the world around us. Continue reading