Did you think about you or your kid be able to memorise all the school program as easy as pie?
What is brain plasticity? Does it mean that our brains are made of plastic? Of course not. Plasticity, or neuroplasticity, describes how experiences reorganize neural pathways in the brain. Long-lasting functional changes in the brain occur when we learn new things or memorize new information. These changes in neural connections are what we call neuroplasticity. Imagine the film of a camera(your brain). Now we are taking an image of a tree. When a picture is taken, the film is exposed to new information. In order for the image to be retained, the film must react to the light and "change" to record the image of the tree. Similarly, in order for new knowledge to be retained in memory, changes in the brain representing the new knowledge must occur.
👉 Many types of brain cells are involved in neuroplasticity(neurons, glia, vascular cells. It is why this is so important to work on.
👉 Neuroplasticity has a clear age-dependent dependency. That means we need to start training our brain as early as possible and art is a great resource. It concern logic and emotional patterns.
👉 Neuroplasticity occurs in the brain under two primary conditions:
1. During normal brain development when the immature brain first begins to process sensory information through adulthood (developmental plasticity and plasticity of learning and memory).
2. As an adaptive mechanism to compensate for lost function and/or to maximize remaining functions in the event of brain injury.
👉 In addition to genetic factors, the environment plays a key role in influencing plasticity.
In Art Academica-painting school we create an atmosphere without borders for kids and adults where artists can bring all the ideas to life. This is so important to have all the materials and equipment prepared and ready for a creative mind to work.
Yes, sometimes we are looking at the kid and see the genius. Maybe his brain is just softer than another one? But now we know what to do! Let's draw and paint, dream and create!
What do you think about the plasticity of the brain? What else can help us to be smarter?