The human brain is one of the most complex and least understood natural systems that we have begun to understand to any significant degree in modern times. While there are many aspects of neurology and neuroscience that scientists are confident in their understanding of, all of the different ways that we study the brain are fairly new in comparison to our anatomical comprehension of the function of every other organ in the body. Technology has simply not yet reached the point where any scientist can say with one hundred percent confidence that they understand the miraculous organ each of us contains within our skull to a high enough degree of certainty. However, there are some things the brain does that have been observed and studied for some time now that most people remain ignorant of. The most important one of these things that happens within the brain is called neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity, also sometimes referred to as Neuroelasticity, refers to the human brain’s ability to naturally adapt and respond to changes over time. This process is different throughout any given person’s life, taking place a number of different scales from the micro to the macro, and encompassing each and every aspect of brain activity. What this means is essentially that throughout your life, your brain has the ability to transfer the function of any given area of the brain to another area and adjust the large and small scale functions and structures that exist within your brain. The percentage of grey matter can increase and decrease, neurons and synapses can be damaged and repaired, and basically most aspects of neural function can change and adapt even until adulthood, although this process is much faster and more efficient in younger people.
Neurosculpting is a kind of meditative process that was designed to take advantage of this concept of neuroplasticity in order to improve the quality of life of those who practice it. Conceived and developed by a young woman who is known as Lisa Wimburger, Neurosculpting is a painstaking method of using certain types of meditative and cognitive steps in order to change the actual function of the brain itself, including even its physical structure. When Lisa Wimburger was only fifteen years of age, she was struck by lightning, and for years afterwards was forced to cope with a number of different side effects. These side effects were both psychological and physiological in nature, and as a result, years of intensive effort needed to be put into developing effective coping mechanisms like Neurosculpting.
Neurosculpting takes advantage of the brain’s natural flexibility or neuroplasticity, by using a number of meditative steps to change the way you think over time. By changing your everyday thought processes, you change your brain’s everyday neural structure as well. While this is obviously more effective for those of a young age, it has proven useful for users of all ages and types.