For a long time our brains have always been thought of as machines capable of amazing feats but only as strong as the hardware given.
Recent studies, however, have suggested that our brains are more like plastic, able to be shaped, formed and molded over time by giving direct attention and focus to learning new things.
The idea is that you really can teach old dogs new tricks. It’s now been shown we’re able to rewire our brains through persistent effort no matter what age.
Our brain is not a machine but a muscle, and like any other muscle, it needs exercise in order to grow.
With living proof and real life examples, this infographic shows how you can change the wiring of your brain to create new neural pathways for quitting bad habits and forming new ones using methods such as habit triggers and reward systems.
By the time you reach the end you’ll be convinced that you’re never too old to learn something new.
Featured photo credit: Alta Mira via altamirarecovery.com