Human Brain’s Plasticity

I recently made a post about the rigidity of the human brain.  However, thankfully there is a substantial amount of brain plasticity, permeability, and elasticity.  Plasticity has Greek roots and means to be formed or to be molded. Brain plasticity is about being adaptable, adjustable, and regenerative. The human brain is a dynamic organ where neural networks are capable of adapting and adjusting to new stimuli and to new experiences. We can decide to acquire additional neuronal stimulation and input that can enhance brain functioning. Neuroplasticity is especially prominent when it comes to learning new skills, or activating innate talents and abilities that have been dormant. Brain plasticity is learning, growing, and changing with new experiences. Brain research has even indicated that if certain parts of the brain are impaired by a stroke or some other degenerative injury, the brain in some cases has an anatomical neuronic compensatory and elasticity capable of restoring some of the lost functioning. The prefrontal cortex (PFG) of our brain is an especially neuroplastic cortical region. There is brain plasticity in neural functioning as our brains acquire additional input and stimulation. The prefrontal lobe (the most anterior frontal cortex) has dense connections with other areas of the brain and this allows synapses to continuously be re-configured.

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