Accessing the Building Blocks for Positive Neural Plasticity

“You are capable of more than you know.” — Glinda from The Wizard of OzTo understand why twice-exceptional kids sometimes can struggle to master new skills, one might first examine how our brains work.

The human mind is comprised of knowledge and energy flow. Our knowledge is our perception of the present, made tangible through our five senses and our memories. Energy flow is electrical pulses that fire across neural paths and transfer information. The way we perceive information is directly related to the attention and intention of how we choose to cultivate our neural pathways. Developing one’s neural pathways is similar to Dorothy Gale’s journey down the yellow brick road in the Wizard of Oz — unbound, uncharted, and full of possibili...


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About Nicole Tetreault

Dr. Nicole A. Tetreault is a neuroscientist, researcher, author, meditation teacher, speaker, and founder of Awesome Neuroscience, who specializes in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders. She received her Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Neuroscience. Dr. Tetreault has authored many peer-reviewed scientific papers on the topics of gifted experience, neuroinflammation in autism, brain evolution, neuroanatomy, brain development, behavior, and cell function. Most recently, she has focused her efforts on studying the neurodiverse experience, which encompasses the brain and body connection, by investigating the latest neuroscience, psychology, and physiology research. Her book, Insight into a Bright Mind, explores groundbreaking research examining neurodiversity and will be released in the coming year.