Scientists have historically believed that once a person reaches adulthood, their cognitive abilities are immutable. Many of us still believe, they way they think, feel and act today is an irreversible unchangable fact. It’s not like that!
But beginning in the early twentieth century, that theory has been contested by evidence suggesting that the brain’s abilities are in fact malleable and plastic. According to this principle of neuroplasticity, the brain is constantly changing in response to various experiences. New behaviors, new learnings, and even environmental changes or physical injuries may all stimulate the brain to create new neural pathways or reorganize existing ones, fundamentally altering how information is processed.
So if you hear yourself saying “I am ….” some kind of attribute, you now know, that how you see yourself today is an observation from the past and you are free and capable to change to whatever attribute you choose.
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