Top Ten Surprisingly Easy Tips To Exercise, Train and Improve Your Brain Power
May 18, 2012 Latest News
9. Wikipedia:RandomWikipedia:Random is simply a means of randomly stumbling on a Wikipedia article. Why is this good for your brain? You can use it to find a new topic to learn about every day. Qwiki, a visually rich, mini Wikipedia that reads to you, is another good starting point. Learning something new every day can keep your brain healthy, so grab a random article and make it a new way to start your morning.
8. Practice Simple Math Every DayMad Math Minute generator for Mrs. Boguski’s 5th grade class. It probably wasn’t intended for mass consumption on the web, so here are some alternative printable worksheets. The bottom line is this: a minute of simple math can help get your brain in shape and make you far less reliant on a calculator.
7. Write Instead of Type (More Often)you can learn more effectively by writing longhand and so you may want to ditch the laptop when you’re acquiring new knowledge. This happens because your brain’s filtering system (the reticular activating system, or RAS) processes what you’re actively focusing on at the moment. Writing triggers the RAS and lets your brain know it’s time to pay attention.
6. Act Like You’re Teachingacting like you’re teaching. Rather than just recalling the steps needing to complete the task at hand, pretend as though you’re teaching yourself how to do it. This will help you recall the necessary information better and avoid making stupid mistakes.
5. Tell Yourself StoriesStorytelling cane be a good way to exercise your brain. First of all, it makes things easier to remember because it puts what you want to remember in a more compelling framework. It gives you a chance to focus on important details and associate emotion with what you’re trying to remember. Even if you’re not telling yourself a story to help retain the information, you’ll still improve your memory just by telling stories in general. Storytelling has been used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. If storytelling can help an Alzeheimer’s patient improve their memory, chances are it can help you.
2. Learn About Your Brain’s Faults and Account for Them