The Nuts and Bolts of Better Brains: Harnessing the Power of Neuroplasticity

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What if your brain at 77 were as plastic as it was at 7? What if you could learn Mandarin with the ease of a toddler or play Rachmaninoff without breaking a sweat? A growing understanding of neuroplasticity suggests these fantasies could one day become reality.
Brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, is a term that refers to the brain's ability to change and adapt as a result of experience. When people say that the brain possesses plasticity, they are not suggesting that the brain is similar to plastic.
Neuroplasticity may also be the key to solving diseases like Alzheimer’s, depression, and autism. In this program, leading neuroscientists discuss their most recent findings and both the tantalizing possibilities and pitfalls for our future cognitive selves.
The documentary tries to answer questions like Is the brain fundamentally unwired at the start, why does the process of human brain development seem inefficient, phases of emotional development, schizophrenia and plasticity, and many more.

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