Making new connections, synaptic that is, in 2011

Oliver Sacks reminds us of the power of the brain and its ability to adapt, to learn, in his NYT op-ed piece posted yesterday. It reminds me of something I’ve heard for decades now. The brain is like a muscle. The more you use it, and cross-train it at times, the stronger it becomes as it makes new connections. It’s something I’m storing away in my cerebral cortex as I start 2011. I’m thinking I gotta rewire some of my synapses this year. Maybe I’ll take up something new. I men I gotta keep this old brain o mine plastic.

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