July 2, 2011
In this column I wish to explain something about Neuroplasticity. Though this is related to science, the editors interest is to strengthen the Luminosity of an individual. Well, Luminosity means the quality of being intellectually brilliant, enlightened, inspired, etc. I hope every one would have a dream that they are sharp at every aspect to create visibility for oneself during their professional or business career. Here are some facts which are results out of series of experiments. A brief is given hereunder: Neuroplasticity is a science is a non-specific neuroscience term referring to the ability of the brain and nervous system in all species to change structurally and functionally as a result of input from the environment. Plasticity means flexibility. During most of the 20th century, the general consensus among neuroscientists was that brain structure is relatively immutable after early childhood. This belief has been challenged by new findings, revealing that many aspects of the brain remain plastic even into adulthood. In other words, researchers have discovered that the brain can fundamentally reorganize itself when confronted with new challenges, and that this can occur regardless of age. Evidence suggests that the brain, when given the right exercise, can actually reshape itself to become more efficient. This ability, known by scientists as "neuroplasticity," has far-reaching consequences. Neuroscientists and researchers are continuously discovering new ways for leveraging neuroplasticity to improve the brain's health and performance. Some of the important findings to sharpen, focus, enhance creativity (including speed, memory, attention, flexibility and problem) our brains are meditation, fitness and exercise etc. So, it is a request to the readers of different age groups to find out the suitable modalities to maintain and enhance Neuroplasticity throughout their life.