Neural plasticity and the magic of risotto

After I finished college, I moved back home for a year before I started optometry school.  Since I was an adult, I started really paying attention to my mom when she cooked and subsequently started cooking myself.  I am no chef, by any means, but I can follow a recipe and I understand the basic chemistry of cooking.  I was feeling adventurous, so I decided to make risotto.  Risotto requires a lot of time and effort but the finished product is wonderful.  All of the time spent slow cooking the rice, ladle by ladle, helps the flavors develop fully and grow into something marvelously different.  The more love you give the dish, the tastier it becomes.

This is my risotto before cooking:  

And this the risotto after it’s been cooked:  

We all have the capacity to change our neural wiring. Vision therapy is one vehicle by which we can affect that change. Neuroscience has proven what Skeffington and the original thinkers in the vision therapy field hypothesized:  neural plasticity exists throughout life. You are never too old or too young to change your neural pathways. When we take the time to add a little love to the existing system, we get something new with a familiar feel.   Let’s get exercising that neural plasticity and make some risotto!  Call us at the Vision Learning Center (832-592-9650) and let’s make some changes!  


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