Two closely related sciences advise us how we can train our brain with simple brain exercises. The reason for the development of these two sciences was the restriction of the brain rot in old men.
It was found that these exercises were useful for the improvement of brain plasticity in every age and not only to the old men.
The first science is called, “neurobics.” This term was invented from the neuropsychologist Lawrence Katz of the Duke University (USA).
Neurobics advises us first of all to stop routine. The golden rules are to change the solidified habits (e.g. to change every day the route we follow as we drive to work or to wash our teeth with the other hand), the introduction of new stimuli, undertaking challenging new activities and more.
The other science is the “spiritual gymnastics” or brain training. A set of games and brain exercises which they improve concentration, visual and verbal memory, reaction time, logical thinking and calculations.
Many IQ tests measure the performance on such games and exercises.
Eliminate Negative Prospect
We often say to ourselves: “I can’t do this.” It is a terrible mistake. It is an anti-creative mental attitude that in the end validates our words.
If someone faces a difficult task and resolves it successfully, then the prospect changes. From that point and beyond they will search for new challenges to try their abilities.
A good example of such challenge is to learn a new foreign language. A recent research at Toronto University showed that bilinguals are more intelligent and least exposed to the brain rot.
You can strengthen your mind abilities in learning when you try to learn a new foreign language. Even better is to learn a language that is very different from your mother tongue, i.e. based on a different alphabet.
Ideograms cause neurogenesis and improve neuron circuits because they stimulate the whole brain. Ideograms is the reason that Chinese, Japanese and Koreans have higher IQ than the average people.
Learn to Play a Musical Instrument
Another good strategy to create new synapses between neurons is to learn a musical instrument. Music is a real mind food especially if we wander between irrelevant genres, e.g. from Classical music to Rock and from electronic to ethnic.
By playing the guitar, piano or flute, your mental abilities improve and also your movement synchronization is stimulated.
Jugglery – Perfect Brain Exercises
Every time that we start a new activity, our brain’s adaptability gets better. For example, learning to jugglery tricks leads the brain to form new synapses from the first week of training, independently the level you reach as a juggler. It is indeed an excellent brain exercise.
The trick is to be in a constant change. Jugglery is a perfect brain training like learning a new language. It would be a pleasant challenge and also a youth potion for your brain.
Learning a new language can be tricky nowadays, but trying the rest simple brain exercises is not too difficult. Is it?