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Sunday, May 27, 2012
Neuroplasticity: Think Yourself Well
Neuroplasticy is an exciting topic. The basic premise is that the brain is always growing and changing and is very adaptable, thus "plastic." When one part of the brain is damaged, with proper training another part can sometines assume the functions of the damaged part. Behavioral changes and new thinking can actually modify the brain's biology. "Neurons that fire together, wire together" is the sound bite. By resisting OCD compulsions with Jeffrey M. Schwartz's "Brain Lock" techniques, the areas of the brain that are implicated in the OCD disorder can be changed. I definitely plan on exploring this topic at length. I've read these books on the subject and highly recommend them. There is also a top-notch DVD on the topic. Hey Benjamin Braddock, the future is not "plastics," it's "neuroplacticity."