Neuroskeptic discusses a recent paper claiming that there is very little evidence for adult neurogenesis – the ongoing creation of new neurons. “The authors say that if human adult neurogenesis takes place, it does so at an extremely low rate: relatively speaking, it’s about 10 times lower than the rate seen in adult rodents.”
The ability to change ones (bad) habits? This kind of brain change?
Indeed I agree it is hard to change ones learned behavior. http://sciencenetlinks.com/esheets/what-are-innate-and-learned-behaviors/
Old time psychiatry thought that people who stole (thieves) were born that way.
When professional thieves just don’t get caught, or can’t be accused.