Brain Connections

Throughout the brain, neurons or nerve cells abound, with each serving to send messages to other parts of the brain. When one particular connection is blocked or damaged, the brain is able to rewire itself, and re-route a message through another connection.
By continuously able to develop and modify connections, the brain is able to adapt itself and continue to serve as a control box for the body.
One example of how neural connections in the brain work can be
seen with “handedness”, that is, whether you are a “righty” or a “lefty”. While you are developing handedness as a young person, neural connections in your brain are working in tandem with that preference and make it easier to use either your right hand or your left hand. So, if you were right-handed, it would be very difficult for you to initially write with your left hand. But people who experience an injury and need to switch hands to write manage to compensate and eventually become fairly proficient in using their other hand. That’s because the brain develops new neural pathways and connections and learn to overcome the problem.
People who learned to drive on the right side of the road, as in the United States, often face the same sort of problem when they try to drive in places like England, where drivers use the left side of the road. While learning this adaptation can initially be quite daunting, people learn to adapt—since the brain learns to adapt.
What all this teaches us is that the brain is a dynamic organ that renews itself by developing new pathways. By stimulating your brain, you can help develop more efficient ways of functioning and keep yourself alert and on top of things.