Neuroplasticity and you
Neuroscientist and former psychiatrist Tara Swart’s book The Source is a practical guide to building resilience, based on her personal experiences of challenge and disappointment. In this exclusive extract, she argues the case for the plastic brain, and explains why the creation of new neural pathways is worth the effort
There isn’t a universal prescription for implementing structural change in the brain; what works for one person may not be right for you. Dr Lara Boyd, director of the Brain Behaviour Laboratory at the University of British Columbia in Canada, has done research that shows how patterns of neuroplasticity vary widely from one person to the next.
She describes how the unique neuroplastic characteristics of your brain will be influenced by your genetics....
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