WHAT IS NEUROPLASTICITY?
Every time we think, feel or do something, we use or create a neuronal pathway.
Repetition strengthens those pathways and builds habits or skill sets.
Unused pathways are weakened or lost. It is a "use it or lose it" system.
The Power to Rewire Your Brain
Neuro = Nervous System
Neuro refers to the neuronal cells in our brains that control our body's function and feelings.
Plasticity = Moldable
Plasticity allows for specific brain functionality to adjust and relocate from one area of the brain to another.
Late in the 20th century, scientists discovered that the brain continues to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections, or pathways, throughout life, regardless of age. These discoveries overturn 400 years of thought on how to help people with brain and nervous system damage recover.
The brain you wake up with is not the same brain you go to bed with each day. It changes based on your thoughts, actions, and movements. This means YOU have the power to improve your brain and nervous system function, regardless of the brain you were genetically given at birth or now have as a result of injury.
While this discovery is leading to breakthrough treatments, the translation of the research into new treatments and the follow-on adoption of these treatments into mainstream healthcare is slow. NPA's goal is to accelerate this transition so individuals - and humanity - can change the trajectory of their lives and realize their full potential!
“The Brain That Changes Itself, Documentary”.
In this 52 minute documentary, Dr. Norman Doidge walks through the key principles of neuroplasticity highlighting the foundational research and many of the pioneering clinicians that confirm we have the power to reshape our brains.