The brainâ€™s miracle superpowers of self-improvement
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Neuroplasticity is a tremendously exciting topic but what does it really mean? Are we all just fooling ourselves because we so WANT to believe that brains can continue to heal themselves over time?
I want to believe neuroplasticity works.
This, then, is the truth about neuroplasticity: it does exist, and it does work. But itâ€™s not a miracle discovery that means that, with a little effort, you can turn yourself into a broccoli-loving, marathon-running, disease-immune, super-awesome genius. The â€śdeep questionâ€ť, says Chris McManus, Professor of Psychology and Medical Education at University College London, is this: â€śWhy do people, even scientists, want to believe all this?â€ť Curious about the underlying causes of the neuroplasticity craze, he believes it is just the latest version of the personal-transformation myth thatâ€™s been haunting the culture of the West for generations.