An efficient brain learns more easily. Through a cognitive approach, participants use their enhanced capacities in everyday intellectual activities. Communication, navigating social relationships, problem solving, retaining critical information, comprehension, and so on.
Every action and reaction is sharper and faster. Learning and performance are enhanced. Neuroplasticity provides a new landscape of possibility.
The true impact of an effective neuroplastic program is its translation to the real world. Research on outcomes for students in Arrowsmith has shown that as students’ brains change, they make significant and meaningful gains in their cognitive abilities, academic and life skills, and emotional and social well-being.
The idea that the brain can change its own structure and function through thought and activity is, I believe, the most important alteration in our view of the brain since we first sketched out its anatomy and the workings of its basic component: the neuron.
Dr. Doidge describes how the work of Arrowsmith and Barbara Arrowsmith-Young has revolutionized the application of neuroplasticity.