How Neuroplasticity Changes Over Your Brain’s Lifetime
From the day you’re born, your brain is continuously being rewired and functionally revised through an ability known as neuroplasticity. In the newborn brain, plasticity is always turned “on”. As a brain matures and generates more reliable and coordinated responses, it becomes more selective about what it allows to alter it. In other words, the “off” switch for neuroplasticity becomes more powerful and dominant. Permanent changes are then most often permitted only under certain circumstances.