“The discovery of neuroplasticity, that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains, even into old age, is the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years” (Norman Doidge MD)
The theory in short is that changes can be made to the brain by strengthening neural pathways. This can be achieved simply through where the mind places its focus, new experiences or the way we think about things, and it can be within our control. Neurons that “fire together, wire together” and new circuits (or thinking patterns) become hardwired. These new circuits drive new behaviours towards what we focus on and want.