A multilingual international conference on "Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Modifiability" will be held in March 2013 in Jerusalem. The conference will be a unique meeting of experts and professionals from around the world, researchers and practitioners alike, and will deal with theories and new findings in the scientific brain research and their implications on the contemporary dominating theories (and practice) of psychology, education and cognitive therapy. Preliminary details are already on the conference website: http://www.brainconference.com/en/index.php
New solutions and tools are available now for professionals facing medical, psychological, educational and developmental problems of the human being. Revolutionary developments in brain science support today the theory (*) and the belief that basic human behaviors and functions can be modified. Systematic application of assessment and intervention programs prove that change is possible. There is a new science and awareness that the three conventionally agreed upon resistances to change can be overcome: Etiology (certain disabilities cannot be modified), critical periods (change is not possible after certain developmental milestones), and severity (extreme conditions cannot be improved). This new science rests upon two potentials-cognitive modifiability and neural plasticity. There is much to learn and understand about both. They confirm the potential to change the structure and function of the brain, and explain the major enhancement and restoration of mental functions. This conference is a meeting between the two disciplines of education and neurophysiology. One that precedes (cognitive modifiability) and one that supports the potential for change (neural plasticity). At the same time it is an international encounter of professionals from different countries, cultures and languages, those with curiosity and desire to enrich themselves. It is a unique meeting of utmost importance for all participants from the fields of Psychology, Education, Medicine and Therapy occupations. If there is such a thing as a critical period for such a dialogue, the time is now. If there is a right place to host such a scientific meeting and share knowledge and hope - this is Jerusalem.