Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to restructure itself. For example, when one part of the brain is damaged, such as the area of the left hemisphere that controls speech, the right hemisphere of the brain may “pick up” some of the language abilities that were lost.

It takes somewhere between 5 and 10 days for someone to adapt completely to spectacles that invert the image of the world.


In the 1960s, it was discovered that neurons could “reorganize” after a traumatic event. Further research found that stress can change not only the functions but also the structure of the brain itself. 

In the late 1990s, researchers found that stress can actually kill brain cells—although these conclusions are still not completely certain.

Neuroplasticity and Learning

For many decades, it was thought that the brain was a “nonrenewable organ,” that brain cells are bestowed in a finite amount and they slowly die as we age, whether we attempt to keep them around or not.

But advancement in research and studies, we learned that there are other ways for brain cells to die, other ways for them to adapt and reconnect, and perhaps even ways for them to regrow or replenish. 


Enhancing the plasticity of the brain: Max Cynader at TEDxStanleyPark

The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki

You can grow new brain cells. Here’s how | Sandrine Thuret

Neurohacking: rewiring your brain | Don Vaughn | TEDxUCLA


How to Rewire Your Brain For Massive Success, According to Neuroscience

Engage in brain aerobics. Regardless of your age, there is an appropriate brain activity that will suit you and your lifestyle. …
Find fresh ideas. …
Envision the person you want to become. …
Focus on your long-term goals. …
Shift to an exponential mindset.



Does exercise increase neuroplasticity?

Physical exercise: why aerobic exercise enhances neurogenesis and neuroplasticity. … Through increased blood flow to the brain, physical exercise triggers biochemical changes that spur neuroplasticity – the production of new connections between neurons and even of neurons themselves.



Way To Increase Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity can be applied to help you manage, treat, and perhaps even “cure” anxiety, but it takes some time and effort! These more permanent brain changes can be achieved through adapting and changing thought patterns, through recall and memory patterning, breathing exercises, eye patterning, modifying postural habits, increasing body awareness, and targeting sensory perception. There aren’t many neuroplasticity exercises designed specifically for depression, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it.

All of these activities and exercises—many of which you’ll recognize from more traditional advice on managing depression—have been found to improve neuroplasticity and may be helpful for dealing with depression.

Benefits Of Neuroplasticity

There are tons of ways that neuroplasticity benefits the brain. Here are some of the other ways your brain benefits from brain adaptation:

Recovery from brain events like strokes

Recovery from traumatic brain injuries

Ability to rewire functions in the brain

Losing function in one area may enhance functions in other areas

Enhanced memory abilities

Wide range of enhanced cognitive abilities

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