“Neuroplasticity” means that your brain can change its structure and function over time in response to experience, development, and other environmental factors.
As we age, our brains become less plastic–less able to change–which makes it harder to change our minds as we get older.
However, some degree of change is always possible because the brain is fundamentally adaptable. And, as noted in the video, scientists are discovering how certain drugs, such as antidepressants and psychedelics, seem to enhance neuroplasticity.
Thus, these drugs make it easier for us to do the hard psychological work involved in treating depression or simply becoming a happier person.
If you want to learn more about this and neuroplasticity in general, check out the latest video on my YouTube channel (link in bio)
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My goal: Give you an accurate and clear picture of how the brain and mind work at various levels of analysis. I do that by carefully reading and reporting the science as I understand it.