For many years, scientists and common folk alike believed that the brain was “fixed”.
We (collectively) believed that a person’s brain was like clay: when wet it could be molded and shaped into whatever object necessary, but after that – forget it.
Children were considered new opportunities to mold and shape into specific pieces.
People who had strokes, personality problems and all other sorts of neural defects were considered lost causes.
“Just medicate them, there’s nothing more we can do.”
Even today, many people think the elderly are a lost cause.
Due to the ever-changing field of neurobiology and neuroscience, we know that simply isn’t true.