Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
The brain needs exercise in much the same way our muscles do, and the right mental workouts can significantly improve our basic cognitive functions.
Thinking is essentially a process of making neural connections in the brain. Because these connections are made through effort and practice, scientists believe that intelligence can expand and fluctuate according to mental effort.
As we develop new habits, we rewire the brain. Brain games have become a popular way to form better habits. They are designed to make you feel like you’re playing a game instead of improving your memory or streamlining your decision making process.
The more often you do new and challenging activities, the more your brain captures and sorts this input. The neurons fire, creating new connections and new networks, to accommodate the new information. More networking in your brain means better and more efficient processing.
Summing-up: Football players work on their football skills, but they also lift weights to improve the core systems that their skills rely on. You work on your business skills, but you need some time in the mental weight room, too.
These notes have been taken from:
- The post Four New Tools for Brain Workouts, (HBR).
- The post How Brain Training Games Can Help You Build Your Business.