Practice patience

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Article Excerpt: “Like planning an expedition or using a camera, patience can be learned. In the past decade there has been something of a revolution around what it means to acquire skill. Neuroscientists figured out that when we repeat an action, the neurons involved become wrapped with myelin, a neural insulator. The result is that those neurons become neural superhighways. Signals on well wrapped neurons travel up to 400 times faster and stronger than unwrapped neurons. Who doesn’t want to be 400 times better? And it’s not just physical activity that gets better with practice. Thinking skills are also myelin based. Skill and habit are made of myelin. This is handy because it means that practicing patience yields a habit of patience.”~Bors Vesterby from his article Dynamic Patience: The Essential Photographic Skill

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5 responses

  1. I need to get myself some myelin, then.

    February 27, 2013 at 10:26 am

    • Junsjazz

      I don’t think they’re available over the counter. πŸ™‚ :))

      February 27, 2013 at 10:32 am

      • πŸ™‚ I know a man…. πŸ˜‰

        February 27, 2013 at 10:34 am

      • Junsjazz

        haha. Get me some bro…gotta stack up on this myelin! πŸ™‚

        February 27, 2013 at 11:31 am

      • πŸ™‚

        February 27, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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