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
Thoughts, ideas, emotions, feelings and brainwaves are moving around in your mind every single second of everyday. These flows of electrical waves allow neurons within our brain to communicate with each other while we walk, talk, think, work and feel.
Where they are generated in your brain and how they communicate with each other is still somewhat of a mystery. As research continues and we uncover and find answers to these questions, one thing is sure, and that is, brainwaves are the foundation of everything going on in our minds, from memory to attention, from intelligence to emotions even the way in which we behave at a given moment. Continue reading
What are Brainwaves? There is nothing more fascinating than the human brain; I am always amazed at just how incredible this bio-computer really is.
Did you know that 78% of your brain is water, 12% fat and 8% protein, the cerebral cortex is about 85% of your brain?
There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain (same amount of stars in our galaxy) and approximately 100ml of blood flow through the brain every minute, there are 160km of blood vessels in your brain.
It can stay alive for up to 4–6 minutes without oxygen; the slowest speed that information travels between neurons is 416km per hour. The energy used by the brain is enough to light a 25 watt light bulb and more electrical impulses are generated in one day by a single human brain than by all the telephones in the world. Continue reading