The Rubber Hand Illusion – Horizon: Is Seeing Believing?

The Horizon Series explores topical scientific issues and their effects for the future.

neuroplasticity: fascinating.

Mark Twain once said that “Life doesn’t consist so much of facts and events. Instead, it consists mainly of the storm of thoughts blowing endlessly through my mind.”

Neuroscientists have shown through research that we can actually rewire our brains. Traditionally it was thought that the brain was hard-wired and therefore the impact of accidents, strokes and other medical conditions were seen as permanent and untreatable. Now we know that the brain is actually malleable. Neuroscience calls it ‘neuroplasticity’, which means that our brains have the capability to form new neural pathways, which could be an  important tool utilized in overcoming depression.

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