by CBC Learning
entitled "THe BRAIN THAT CHANGES ITSELF"
and it was quite an eyeopener.
The film discusses how scientists have now proven that our brain is even more adaptive
and capable of rehabilitation than modern man has ever thought possible.
According to the film, "The BRAIN is Changing ALL the time
.... the challenge then is "to GUIDE the changes".
So this revelation backed up by case studies that are revealed in the film, shows us that our current state of mind is not a permanent state of being. Merely by "thinking" we can actually change our brains quite literally.
We can improve the conditions of our brain through various activities and exercises.
Our brains are very "plastic"....very moldable and subject to interventation and a limitless array of therapies that can help heal our brains when/if it experiences some kind of disability or injury.
The film also explores how modern technology can assist blind people to "see" by feeding visual information through other senses, such as touch. Our brain's ability to receive sensory input from unorthodox sources and
re-assimilating it into our mental processes to produce higher coping and survival skills is astounding.
If you can get your hands on this very short documentary film, it is definitely worth the time it may take to source it.
This type of research encourages us all to continue to guide ourselves to exercise and challenge our mental capacities, and thus causing our brains to grow new connections and synapses. We can thus literally "change" our brains by using them in new ways.