Neuroscience tells us now that the human brain can change and new neurons can be created. I've just finished listening to an interview with science writer Sharon Begley in which she talks about her new book, Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. (Thanks to SharpBrains for featuring this interview.) Brain neuroplasticity hints at exciting possibilities as neuroscientists discover the factors that affect the brain development. One of these factors is exercise, which promotes the growth of neurons and the strength of their connection, according to the article "Buff and Brainy" by Christen Brownlee. Meditation is another practice that builds awareness and attention, which appear to be a prerequisite for the shift in brain patterns. Even lawyers are willing to dedicate some of their precious time to meditation.
If you want to know how law practice can benefit from brain research, read Idealawg by Stephanie West Allen. Stephanie and Dr. Jeffrey M. Schwartz co-authored the article "Brain Management: Law Firm Leadership on the Neuro Frontier" which appeared in the February, 2007 edition of Of Counsel: The Legal Practice and Management Report (Not available online, but Idealawg has the beginning of the article.)
Are you taking a good care of your brain?