In this episode, we explore the concept of neuroplacticity — the brain’s ability to change and rewire itself to adapt to changing circumstances. It sounds complicated but, as I learned recently, even something as simple as painting your nails can be enough to change your neural circuitry.
Further reading about the science of neuroplasticity
The science is exciting; but, as with anything having to do with health, there is also a lot of hype to sift through. Here are a few articles that offer a mix of practical tips and perspective.
- From Healthline, 6 Simple Ways to Rewire Your Brain
- From the BBC, The Brain’s Miracle Superpowers of Self-Improvement
- From the New York Times, How the Brain Can Rewire Itself After Half of It is Removed