self directed neuroplasticity is becoming ever more apparent that our brains are malleable throughout our lives. This has practical consequences and affirms much traditional ancient wisdom. Though not necessarily easy to do, it is possible to learn to do new things or to do them in a different way and this results in changes to brain structure. One of the oldest aphorisms in neuroscience quotes Dr D Hebb ‘Neurones that fire together wire together.’ If used correctly, meditation and relaxation will result in such changes. Recovery from brain injury using intensive physiotherapy depends on this malleability; There are limits to recovery though.
A good video by Dr Rick Hanson is Stress Proof your Brain.
The Neurology of Awakening is an excellent and very practical summary of the evidence for self directed neuroplasticity and how to use it to change oneself.<a

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