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In essence, as we grow older, we become hard-wired to be a certain way. It is commonly believed that it is then challenging, perhaps impossible, to try and change any of these habits. However, latest Neuroscience research highlights how it is possible to introduce new wiring in the brain – thereby, effecting change and establishing new habits.
Whatever fires together, wires together
Neuroscience reveals that our deeply ingrained habits are indeed a form of physical hard wiring in our brain. It is akin to having established electrical circuits in the brain that make us react or behave in a pre-determined way. Similar stimuli then generate identical and predictable responses.