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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Talent Code: Post #2--Myelin

Myelin—The Game Changer: Every time you learn something, like swinging a golf club, a set of electrical impulses from the brain to the muscles involved gets reinforced. Simply put, the nerve fibers involved get wrapped by a fatty insulator called myelin, which acts like electrician’s tape to keep the electricity from spilling out. The result: impulses go faster and faster—like a car going from 10 mph to 100 mph. And the more times you practice (if done deeply with intention), the quicker you learn.

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