05 October 2015

The Plasticity of the Brain, and re-training how to ride a bike

There are several things to take away from this video, but watch first:

  1. Knowledge does not equal Understanding. Makes you wonder why we say "I know" to someone that is feeling a particular way.
  2. Brain pathways, they get set early, and are more difficult to change later on. Think of a highway, and a beaten path - it is much easier to travel on the highway.
  3. You can teach an old dog new tricks, as they say, but it may take time.
  4. Body memory, those paths that we don't use in our brain, call be recalled.
  5. Thought rigidity, sometimes one thought we cannot change, no matter how hard we try. For example, first impressions are difficult to change.
  6. When trying something new, if we get distracted, our brain reverts back to the familiar pathway. It is that difficult to change thoughts.
  7. And many many more take away's that stand out to you.