New discoveries in brain plasticity are fascinating- and make radical change of all kinds seem possible.
Reblogged from The Bully Blog
The author, Mary Sykes Wylie references psychologist Edward Taub. Taub found that stroke patients who lost the use of their left arm learned to compensate by overusing the right one. The right arm, in effect, bought up the unused real estate, leaving the right less opportunity to recover. When the right arm was immobilized, however, the left was more likely to keep trying and eventually to recover lost ground, using it or losing it. Parts of the brain, it seems, are open for offers.
It is encouraging to know…
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