By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
The catchy phrase behind neuroplasticity is “neurons that fire together wire together”. The idea is that when two events (neurons firing) occur in the brain at the same time, the events (neurons) become associated with one another, and the neuronal connections (wiring) become stronger.
For many years, it was thought that each area of the brain had its own responsibilities; in other words, certain functions were localized or hardwired to certain brain areas. If something is hardwired then it is fixed and not capable of change."
Presently, the last 2 years, I have been experiencing this plasticity by the help of Shepherd Center, Friends, Family and my own research on brain plasticity or neuroplasticity. It is amazing "how you can assist your brain by doing just small everyday things."