Neuroplasticity is a term covering a very complex topic. Many definitions of neuroplasticity are available, each definition captures just an aspect of this very obtuse word. Every use of the word supports the aspect of neuroplasticity the author wants to convey. For this website, we hightlight the part of neuroplasticity that has to do with the fact that the brain can continue to adapt and reorganize throughout our lives. Like with any muscle, you can exercise certain aspects of the brain's functionality. With repetition, you can actually condition or reinforce certain brain functions. Known as an entrainment, repeating a process makes that specific function stronger.

LeftAlignRegarding specific cortical maps, each configuaration correlates to each different version of us, otherwise known as a brain state or state of mind. We use the term recursion or archetype to represent this version of us. The more the brain can change or the easier the brain can reorganize and adapt, the more dynamic or functional is that brain. We work with archetypes to call upon specific brain states as needed. Your ability to navigate that masterfully depends entirely on the plasticity (malleability, dynamicism) of your brain. Like anything else in life, the more you work with it, the better you become with it, especially if improving IS your intention, objective, or goal.

Quick Video

RightAlignWe change brain states quickly and often without conscious awareness. Here's a two-minute video link on YouTube, an animated illustration about neuroplasticity by The Sentis Brain Animation Series.