ALPHABETICAL BRAIN™ VOCABULARY
October 29, 2019
WHAT IS YOUR BRAIN'S PLASTICITY?
AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?
The evolutionary purpose of your brain's plasticity process (neuroplasticity) is that it makes you an adaptable human being who can learn from changes in the environment and your own personal choices and decisions.
Now that you are aware of the massive complexity of the connections of your nerve fibers inside your neuronal pathways (connectome), you will be able to understand how it makes possible your brain's neuroplasticity.
The plasticity process includes your brain's ability to modify itself. This process enables you to learn new vocabulary words and more complex language skills as you think for yourself and learn how to make more useful choices and decisions and manage your habits better.
The plasticity process makes possible your brainpower or mental force, which means your mind's infinite adaptability.
It is important to realize that the process of synaptic plasticity depends upon how well all the other interactive and interdependent parts of your connectome are coordinated at the moment. This process is located at each of the junctions or switches known as your 1,000 trillion synapses.
Every day your mind interacts with culture and nature to produce new knowledge about your self-identity through the basic human learning process.
Typically, your memory systems store information about all of your experiences during the daytime. At night, your brain sifts through the memories of the day to reinforce the most significant ones for your self-esteem, personal security, and ultimate survival in the future.
This phenomenal adaptive cellular communication process has a dimension known as synaptic plasticity. It is caused by the fact that your neurons and your synapses are jointly involved in the exchange of ions of potassium and sodium.
Now modern scientific knowledge can explain in the new scientific language the way in which your 100-200 billion neurons and 1,000 trillion synapses are attached to each other. Your neurons and synapses function together to create your understandable and adaptable self-identity.
The plasticity process includes the entire biochemical neuronal network that connects your brain (head) and nervous system (body).
Both your brain and your body need the expert executive control function of your prefrontal cortex in your cerebrum to take charge and manage your behavior.
This is the point at which your limbic system (emotional brain) can upset the homeostasis (balanced coordination) of your brain and body.
RECOMMENDATION: You can re-read this summary according to a reinforcement schedule, such as a few hours later and a few days later and then several times in the next week or two. This strategy can help you take advantage of the power of the spaced-repetition method of memorization. Such deep introspection can change your adaptive self-identity and increase your self-esteem (positive emotions about yourself).
You are your adaptable memory!
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