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

  • Published 2 months ago
  • Not Rated

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.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Science
tesla turbine
youtube icon
09:24

The Tesla turbine is a bladeless centripetal flow turbine patented by Nikola Tesla in 1913. It is a referred to as bladeless turbine. Back in the days, Tesla intended for this turb...

  • 378
  • 2 months ago
  • Not Rated
Science
math language of life
youtube icon
56:16

Math is everywhere around us. Everything that happens in our life is connected to math in some way or form.This might sound astonishing and amazing, but that is the reality. You mi...

  • 300
  • 2 months ago
  • Not Rated
Science
timelapse of the future
youtube icon
29:21

Have you ever thought how this world will end? What will happen? Do you believe in Judgment Day? Or are you more for a modern and scientific end of the world?This documentary takes...

  • 581
  • 3 months ago
  • Not Rated
Science
weird planets
youtube icon
01:20:58

Hot Jupiters, water worlds, Tatooine planets orbiting binary stars, diamond worlds, and much more. This list of weird planets has everything you can imagine.When we think of planet...

  • 447
  • 3 months ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

4,526 Videos / 15,505,600 Views
Tags

Related Articles
The goal of the project (ITER, short for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is to create a plasma of 500 ...
  • 912
  • 6 months ago
The pineal gland is believed to play a vital role in consciousness. Detoxifying it can be helpful in attaining higher le...
  • 3,182
  • 1 year ago
This idea has been around since the early 1970s. But the early ideas were not economically viable. The present day launc...
  • 1,906
  • 1 year ago
Batteries need time to charge and discharge energy. Think of it as the time it takes for a dam to fill with rain during ...
  • 1,988
  • 1 year ago