Brain Plasticity – How our brains adapt to new experiences
How to take better advantage of brain plasticity?
Brain plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change and adapt as a result of experience.
This is a video by author David Shenk explaining how our brain physically changes as we learn new things. Brain plasticity is a phenomenon that explains how we become what we are, how we adapt to new experiences. It particularly describes:
- How to push yourself beyond your abilities.
- How to persevere?
Who is David Shenk?
David Shenk is an American writer, lecturer, and filmmaker. He is an author of six books, including:
- The Genius in All of Us (2010),
- Data Smog (1997), The Forgetting (2001),
- and The Immortal Game (2006),
He has contributed to
- National Geographic,
- The New York Times,
- The New Yorker,
- The New Republic,
- The Nation,
- The American Scholar,
- NPR and PBS.
In mid-2009, he joined TheAtlantic.com as a correspondent.
He is a 1988 graduate of Brown University.