Victor wrote a comment:
It would seem that to “change one’s mind” also requires a rather high tolerance for perceived discomfort.
I watched Microcosmos on DVD tonight. What a beautiful and well-made movie. A treasure! This is the reality TV version of “A Bug’s Life”.
While watching the movie I realized that moving from stage to stage is always hard. Just watch the transformation: egg – larva – pupa – butterfly – looks laborious and even painful…
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Studies like this suggest that it merely takes sustained practice to force the brain to do something we had assumed it could not do. For example, stroke patients who lose the use of one side of their body can often regain the capability by literally tying down the good side and forcing the brain to relearn how to use the bad side.