Have you ever thought about how quickly your little ones seem to pick up information? Each of our brains are filled with billions of cells with the potential of making thousands of networks with each other. The networks they create is the source of our understanding, the memories we have and the skills we develop. Brain cells learn to work together in harmony like a well-practiced choir. So the more experience, the more reason for cells to connect, the better mastered a skill.

In neuroscience, the brain’s ability to be molded this way is called neuroplasticity.

Keep in mind, not practicing also means losing some of these connections. This is why when we rarely use certain skills — let’s say solving long-hand math vs using our phone’s calculator, the skill is probably still there, but our speed for it compared to back in high school is probably no longer as fast. #foodforthought


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