Neuroplasticity in a Nutshell
Neuroplasticity is a fancy way of describing the human brain’s miraculous way of constant growth and adaptation. It was once believed that at a certain age, our brain’s pathways become fixed, and stop growing. This belief has since been disproven.
New experiences, knowledge, and information are owed credit to our brains ability to adapt and change throughout life. That’s right, your brain literally grows every time you learn a new skill.
The belief that our brains stop growing after a certain age probably stems from the fact that your younger years are the most optimal time to learn new skills such as playing an instrument or learning a sport.