Is your brain hardwired or soft-“wired”?

Got it from the post #73 of The Daily Post which tells you to do this:

Instructions: Grab the nearest book (or website) to you right now. Jump to paragraph 3, second Sentence. Write it in a post.

So I grabbed the nearest e-book in my document folders and I grabbed the first one that caught my attention. I got Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way To A Better Life by John B. Arden, Ph.D. I went to the first chapter and have found this sentence:

“The brain you were born with is actually modified by your
experiences throughout your life.”

Before, it was believed that the brain we were born with was the brain you would die with. It was thought that the brainΒ  was hardwired to function in predetermined ways. This statement argues that our brain is not really hardwired.

And according to the latest findings in Neuroscience, it tells us that the brain is actually “soft-wired” by experience. Our experiences affects the wiring of our brain.

It goes to show that our human brain is really functioned to adapt and learn from our experiences.


4 thoughts on “Is your brain hardwired or soft-“wired”?

  1. Hmmmm…Hardwiring part might be related to our genes, for example anger, you might have noticed angry parents have angry kids, you can see that from the time they are babies πŸ˜€

    Allen: Yes. That’s true. If you can see some studies about twins separated at birth, researchers are amazed by the way they are almost alike. But the assumption of the soft-wiring idea stresses that that our brains doesn’t really predict how we behave all the time. Our experiences also influence the way we behave. πŸ™‚

    • Kakauwi ko nga lang sa Maynila e. Hehe. Pero nandito naman talaga ako sa Pinas kahit noon pa, Bisaya nga lang ang salita doon sa pinanggalingan ko. Dili ko nga kasabot ang Sinugbuanon. At parang sablay pa ang Bisaya ko. Parang Barok. Haha!

      • ah, ang impression ko, teaching abroad ka, mali pala. anyway, marami akong kilalang from the Visayan region na mas reflex language nila ang English although, nakakaintindi naman sila ng Filipino, hehe…

        don’t worry, di ko naman alam kung straight o hindi ang Visayan mo, hihi. lami lang ang alam kong Visayan word, ahaha. πŸ˜‰ regards,

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