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Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity, a concept only discovered within the past twenty years or so, refers to the ability of the brain’s neural pathways to grow, change, and reorganize. This plasticity can be impacted by external (physical or chemical) changes to the structure of the brain, but it can also be changed by internal, activity-dependent behaviors. This means that we can work to intentionally enhance or alter our brain function by changing our behaviors and thought patterns. Meditation is one particularly well-studied practice for brain change.We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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The Power of Believing That You Can Improve | Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset”—the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve.

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The Power of Belief—Mindset and Success | Eduardo Briceno | TEDxManhattanBeach

The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño articulates how mindset, or the understanding of intelligence and abilities, is key.

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How You Can Be Good at Math, and Other Surprising Facts About Learning | Jo Boaler | TEDxStanford

You have probably heard people say they are just bad at math, or perhaps you yourself feel like you are not “a math person.

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