what is neural pathways?
Neurons are nerve cells that transmit nerve signals to and from the brain. The pathway along which information travels through the neurons (nerve cells) of the brain is a neural pathway. How is a neural pathway created? A lot of the programming of our body is “hard wired” into us already, but we also create new neural pathways every time we experience something new and different. When we do something right, a pathway is created. Unfortunately, a pathway is also created when we something wrong. We basically build habits this way, both good and bad. So the reason we keep making the same mistakes is that we slip by default back into existing neural pathways. We’re all capable of making the same mistakes over and over, because, under stress; we tend to retreat to habits of emotion regulated formed in toddlerhood. Habits rule under stress and when the regulatory processes of the prefrontal cortex (the Adult brain) are overtaxed from physical or mental exhaustion. We see increasing evidence of Toddler brain / Reptile brain habits – impulsiveness, poor judgment, self-obsession, and volatile feelings –