Pick up a novel or even a book of modern poetry and u will be helping your brain work better.according to the recent study in psychology science,when you are exposed to something that doesnt automatically make sense.your mind tries to find some other kinds of meaning.a responce thats kicks gray matter into high gear and enhance the parts that incharge of learning.
If you prefer whodunnits or historical romances,no need to worry,your minds is getting just as stretched,but in a slight differents ways,says Dr Keith Oatley,Ph.D former director of cognitive science program at the university of toronto."Fiction in general is a kind of simulation of our emotional and social worlds.people who read lots of fictions tend to be more empathetic and social intelligent than those who dont" the bottom line Read something with substance"even when you peruse the news papers ormagazine,youre taking different ideas.creating a bigger database knowledge in your minds"says Daniel Willingham Ph.D a professor of psychology at the university of california.
Solve a Small Screen Mistery
Flip an episode of LOST and CSI to help build your intelligence.Tv showsn thats include elements such as overlapping plot strands ,several primary characters moral and ambiguity.and no helpful connect the dot narrator actually engage your brain in gathering data ,hypothesizing, and testing process that mirrors the scientifin method according to:Steven Johnson author of everythin bas is for good,how todays popular culture is actually make us Samrter..
Getting enough shut eye may help your brain process the day by strengthening memories in all connection between neurons resultig the better recall.Reports a new study from michigan state universities. Participating were asked to identify the a list of words shown to them.after haing eitherfull night sleep or not sleep at all
those hadnt snozed made the most mistake meaning they were more likely to have incorrect memopries
According to recent study review from online Faculty f 1000 biology and medicine ,practicing a musical instrument connects and develop the motor system of the brain ,refining the entire neurological system in that ways that cant be done through any other activity. if your not about to run out and sign yourself up the flute lessons,you can get similar benefits by playing games such as easy piano for NINTENDO DS ,which come with an external 13 notes full actice keyboard,or kb piano for your PC which lets you play more than 100 differents instruments,from guitar to ocarina"in some ways ,the brain is like a muscle"Says Richards Haier Ph.D a professor of pedriatic neurology of university of california Irvine.Meaning the more it worked such as by practicing an instrument the more effecient it becomes.
Social With Smarties
Instead of heading straight home to your work PJ and a glass of pinot after work ,go happy hour with your pals to do your brain good"the mental gymnastic sthat come with the social interaction may provide boost to our cognitive functioning"says Oscar Ybarra Ph.D a professor of psychology at the university of Michigan. in his research he found that study participants who were more social had higher level of cognitive performace ,meaning they were better at remembering information taht could later be used for planning,setting goals,and reasoning.Take your socializing to the next level by hanging out with people who are brainer than you.even if it means you have to pick up the tab!