How Michael Merzenich talk on brain elasticity (almost) saved my life

As soon as I planned for this article, this song keep on popping on my head like crazy, and start changing the words
Last night a neuro saved my life

Last night a neuro saved my life from a broken mind

Last night a neuro saved my life

Last night a neuro saved my life with a talk

The amazing thing is that I still can’t remember when I heard this song and why I had it with lyrics on my mind. When I goggled it, neither the band name, neither the singers looked familiar and never the less I realized I saw the video for the first time. I like to thing that I have a select if mind right, but at this point, I have to face the truth, garbage is for everyone. Smiles ! I really don’t get the reason why my brain stocked this info somewhere. For what ? This post ? Seriously ?

Anyway let say that it’s a perfect match, in few words of what I actually wanted to share with you. One night… December 2013… I actually had this A-ha moment during the brain-a-thon organize by John Assaraf with a bunch of guests, and Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich was one of them. Just to drive that last point home.

Picture it… I was diagnostic on September and my chances were not more than June 2013. I spend almost two months searching for information all over the world, I was also in a phase of craziness, one day I was in denial, the other day I was furious because everything was amazing, new business,  a ring engagement and I had just sign up and gave the deposit for new land in Africa. And boom, the unexpected.   So… That been said, I’m very rational almost too much, and I needed something logical to help me out and that night was the night.

Don’t ask how I came across this announcement of those 6 Hour Web cast, when you think, that the hooks were all about the financial benefits of training the brain, you can imagine how far I was from that. I only remember that phrase “ retrain your brain, and unlock your true potential.  When Michael Merzenich started to explain that neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to rewire itself. The examples he gives, the terms he used were so simple that I  made up my mind that night to commit to train my brain. I choose to refuse the diagnostic not to deny it, I accept the new, acknowledge it but since that day decide to create my own sentence. It’s was the beginning of December, one week later I started my first 100 days challenge. And from there, the rest is history and I’m still breathing.

I’m totally out of my comfort zone sharing such personal is (almost) worst for me than being naked. Just kidding. Any how,   the resource is worth it. You have to understand, that my conviction is that you bring in your life what you think, talk and share about, and I definitely don’t want to talk about it except with the medical services.

Now into today video, which is not the short Brain-a-thon intervention, not at all, In this talk, Michael Merzenich explains his research results about how the brain, by making use of neuroplasticity, rewires itself when pushed to train in different types of abilities. I couldn’t share that, because the all thing is so beautifully explained.

The best conclusion for me goes to Eleanor Roosevelt quote : You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Of course, you have noticed the “almost” in the title right ? So I leave the part of mystery to the Universe and I will really appreciate our last exchanges to be totally brain focus. Let see who will resist the temptation to explore the dark side of the force ? Smiles !

See you on the comments about your brain experiences !!!

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