what is neuroplasticity

It was once believed that when an individual reached early adulthood the brain would reach its peak and would stop developing. It was also believed that around the age of forty our brain cells died off and there was no way to regenerate them. Decades of research , and new technologies have demonstrated, however, that this had not been quite accurate. Although our brain development does slow down drastically, it is still able to create new pathways and change its structure as a result of mental activity, like taking in new information or new experiences. Try out these brain exercises which can help re-shape neural structure of the most important organ in your body:

Brain Exercises
At a certain point in our life we become forgetful, and learning new things can be quite the challenge. To help keep your brain healthy daily exercises are recommended. Try exercising your brain with simple but challenging activities.

For example, the key to encouraging brain development and slowing degeneration is to learn something new every day. Challenging yourself is not only fun and a great pastime, but has demonstrable mental benefits. Practicing simple activities and absorbing new information can help improve everything from decision-making abilities, memory recall, interpretation of stimuli, emotions, and events, and an overall comprehension of everything that goes on around us. Try learning a new language or solving logic puzzles, learn a new skill or develop a new interest. Although you will not see improvements right away, you may notice positive change overtime with consistent training.
Brain Repair
Many unfortunate incidents –  whether physical injury as the result of an automobile accident or a medical event like a stroke – can cause damage to the brain often impairing function in one of its hemispheres. Recent studies have shown, however, that brain cells surrounding the damaged cells adapt in terms of function and shape to compensate for the damage. This is neuroplasticity in action, and proof of the brain’s impressive ability to adapt and reorganize.

The great thing about exercising your brain and taking advantage of its inherent plasticity is that the training is non-invasive, drug-free, and available to all. Whether attempting to retrain your brain following an accident, slow the effects of aging, or simply stimulate your mind, the new discoveries in the science of neuroplasticity can benefit everyone.