The Good News is the Brain is Reprogrammable


The Good News is the Brain is Reprogrammable

By Lindsay Leimbach


Often people will say, "I can't change; this is just the way I am."  "You can't change human nature."  Well, the Good News is that scientists have confirmed that the brain is more flexible and changeable than once thought possible.

Recent brain research has found that the brain is 
reprogrammable because it is constantly optimizing itself, reorganizing itself by transferring cognitive abilities from one lobe to the other, particularly as you age. After a stroke, for instance, your brain can reorganize itself to move functions to undamaged areas.

The concept of neuroplasticity has replaced the formerly-held position that the brain is a physiologically static organ, and explores how – and in which ways – the brain changes in the course of a lifetime. Our Brain is more flexible than we’ve ever thought before.

We do not have to keep our unhealthy stress reactions. We can learn how to reprogram our brains due to neuroplasticity.  The brain can rewire itself to learn new skills and transform negative habits. Becoming aware of what we are focused on is the most important step to start the reprogramming process. 

Dr. Michael Merze, professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco stated, ”The key ingredient in making these neural connections…is focused attention. When we mentally attend to whatever we are learning, the brain can map the information on which we are focusing. On the other hand, when we don’t pay complete attention to what we are doing in the present moment, our brain activates a host of other synaptic networks that can distract it from its original attention. Without focused concentration, brain connections are not made, and memory is not stored.” So, it will help focus our attention to create more of what we want by becoming more clear on our intention. 

“What fires together, wires together.

- Rick Hanson,
neuroscientist and author “Buddha Brain”

Leave a Reply