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By Elizabeth Markie


euroscientists have discovered more information about the brain and nervous system in the past decade than at any time in human existence. Previously, our knowledge was limited to the study of damaged brains, dysfunction or disease. The development of new technologies now allows us to observe and analyze healthy functioning brains and gain in depth understanding of how the nervous system develops, its structure, how it operates, interacts and its impact on cognitive performance and behavior. Two significant discoveries have major implications. Neuroplasticity (our brains can be altered or rewired ) and that we have complex, adaptive and functional neural networks in both our heart and gut. These neural networks are referred to as cardiac and enteric “brains”. We are gaining valuable insights about how the 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) in our brain communicate and form neuropathways that serve us in the form of memory, recall,

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ELIZABETH MARKIE is a certified NeuroLeadership and Brain health Coach and HeartMath Resilience Trainer. Author of Tri Brain™ , Tri Brain Yoga™ and Tri Brain Wellness™. You can connect with her via - 727-667-1612

emotions, behavioral patterns and habits. The discovery of neuroplasticity, the brains ability to continue to form new neurons and reorganize synaptic connections throughout our lifetime, has numerous implications. Simply put it means we can “teach an old brain new tricks” and become less inclined to remain “set in our ways”. According to Dr Norman Doidge, author of “The Brain That Changes Itself”, it is by the influence

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