Amazing brainpower advances any workplace that taps into its plasticity. Does yours?
Will new facts about plasticity’s knack to turn novelty into advantage, offer you dividends at work today?
Let’s say you knew how plasticity rewires brainpower for more success when you simply act on a novel idea. Would you run with a new initiative?
If you knew how plasticity remapped Bach-y-Rita’s brain after a stroke, would you risk ramped-up brainpower in difficult times?
If you saw plasticity’s advantages to those who run from ruts or sidestep flawed thinking – would you value others more and capitalize on their differences?
Embrace change, notch up your day with novelty – and watch plasticity rewire brainpower for all you could be. The opposite is also true. Expect plasticity to rewire your brain for rigidity whenever you shut out opportunities. If you exclude those who differ, cling to one-sided opinions, or stop growing new talents, plasticity responds with rigidity that lowers IQ. Have you seen it happen?
It’s really a matter of neurons and dendrites that spark synapses for change. Shifts occur inside your brain, when you mix up routines for a wider reach of possibilities. Remember, a neuron‘s nothing more than a nerve cell, and your brain holds about 100 billion of these little critters. Rev up brainpower by marching them much more in favor of engaging differences, simply by stepping beyond ruts.
Neurons project extensions called dendrite brain cells – which connect and reconnect daily, based on what you do. Axons, in contrast, relay information back from the body back to the brain. In a rather complex electrochemical process, neurons communicate with each other in synapses, and that connection creates chemicals called neurotransmitters.
Chemicals release at each synapse, that follows your actions. Brain chemicals shape moods, and can open brains to optimize advances gained by interfacing with different people. Stoke creative solutions with folks who differ today, and watch innovation follow.
Few deny that many mysteries still occur in the quadrillion synapses within a human brain. That said, wonderful benefits await people who simply step forward in alignment with neuro research discoveries. To hear about awesome advantages of mixed ages isn’t enough, but draw different people together for a project, and plasticity kicks in to reshape your perspectives.
Cell processes such as axons and dendrites often regenerate, regardless of age or situation. That’s correct – most of what industrial age traditionalists heard is now debunked by a process called plasticity.
We now know a great deal more about chemical and electrical changes. Changes in brainpower when the outside world shapes and reshapes its circuitry physically and mentally. Plasticity, or the newly discovered breakthrough concept of brain “rewiring” is seen to alter a person’s bad habits of exclusion, add new approaches that help people to rethink how to value differences. Think of it as creating new neuron pathways to innovation, where your brain creates neuron pathways to bring about that new reality.
See why some companies fail to reap the growth hoped for? Or why some discussion groups get lost in ruts, and fight conflicts, where narrow circles lock out others? Change comes to the human brain with action. And passion for further change follows in a step-by-step fashion. When diverse people develop new ideas together, for instance, they solve cutting edge problems for an innovation era.
Read about plasticity’s ability to give diversity a chance, by brain specialists who discover its workplace advantage. Advances that reconfigure limiting practices. Dr. Eric Kandel., along with, JH Schwartz JH, Jessell TM offers tips for change in Principles of Neural Science. In Dr. Norman Doidge’s new book, The Brain that Changes Itself, check out why new ideas about the brain’s ability to rewire itself – really count – when it comes to altering the way you think, to build a more dynamic success through mining rich gems from those who differ.
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