Neural Plasticity (Neuroplasticity, Brain Plasticity) – exercise, playing games, and shared life experiences can all result in the strengthening or weakening of nerve connections.
This video is part of a series called “Changing Brains” from the University of Oregon. Professor Helen Neville is the Director of the Brain Development Lab and she explains, either through the mini videos or the longer 1:26 version, various elements of the brain such as Language, Attention, Vision, etc. All of these are part of the Changing Brains DVD. The full version can be seen at: www.youtube.com.
Knowing that the brain has plasticity helps to better understand the programs available to aid in overcoming brain and learning struggles. Fast ForWord is one such computer program based on the premise of neuroplasticity that helps children with reading and learning struggles.
Many learning disabilities can’t be cured, but the promise of Neuroplasticity shows that the brain isn’t always “fixed” in one specific state and can change through experiences.