A Quick Comment on Brain Plasticity

I am still in recovery mode from our 2 day intensive strategy course last Tuesday and Wednesday, but almost back to full speed. Enough to relay a few thoughts from the course.

One of the focus points of the course is to go over what we have learned recently about how cognition happens and what it does to the brain. This is some pretty amazing stuff. For example, we now know that the brain physically changes as we learn. Learning re-wires the brain.

If this interests you, check out this post on how meditation affects cognition.“

The analysis of MR images, which focused on areas where meditation-associated differences were seen in earlier studies, found increased grey-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection.”

Pretty amazing.

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