You can teach an old dog new tricks, and this old dog wants to learn - Thomas P. O'Neill In February 1983, my grandmother
The human brain is an incredible thing. Whereas previously the brain was thought of as static and 'hard wired' in adulthood after your formative childhood years, now scientists have found that in fact, it is a highly adaptable and rewireable organ, right into old age.
The boundary of Human Possibility is a soft-edged thing, really. It changes for all of us, at different rates, as our personal
Six years after a stroke punched a hole in my brain, I continue to improve. One area of damage was in the visual processing part of my brain, the left occipital cortex. Since then, I've had an annual check-up with my ophthalmologist, Dr Mercer, who first saw me after the stroke.
Concern over technology affecting our brains persists - and is getting louder and more dystopian... we are connected more, but retaining less - how many phone numbers can you recall now?
It seems wherever I perform people want to know about how this mysterious thing on top of their necks works; after all, it's who they are. I think people are becoming more curious as to why they do what they do and why they live the way they live.
Scientific evidence has shown that neurons (brain cells) can rewire and change patterns throughout your lifetime as a result of your experiences and how you think about them. So your thoughts affect the physiology of your brain and the physiology affects your thoughts.
Have you ever been in a situation where someone has said to you "think positive" or "be positive" when you were upset or having a depressive episode?