Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness
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Introducing Neurobics, a unique brain exercise program based on the latest neuroscience research. These deceptively simple exercises help stimulate the production of nutrients that grow brain cells to keep the brain younger and stronger. Neurobics uses the five senses in unexpected ways and shakes up everyday routine...more
The main concept of the book is that routines kill the novelty factor in the brain and this would lead our mind to stay in the autopilot mode which offers no development for the mind, so here's an 80+ stupid activities you can do to trigger your senses, and waste your time, which can be summarized as: smell everything, taste everything, start doing routine stuff using your left hand and with eyes close ...more
It's kind of funny - I change things all of the time, rearrange my clasroom, change routine, eat different foods, change my evening routine, etc. I guess I am already very neuronic!!!
The book itself has two distinct elements. The first part deals with the science behind “neurobics” while the second one is a practical guide. Let us start with the first ingredient.
As it has been explicated, the first part revolves around the science of “neurobics”, that is it explains how human brains work. Which division of the brain has jurisdicti ...more
I loved the concrete ideas this book provides to switch up your routine, though some were impractical. (for example, driving with your eyes closed)
It's an interesting book but not the type you need to buy and read because the two sole takeaways could just be summarized as: (1) Shake up your routine; and (2) Use senses you normally wouldn't for a given task.
It's mostly about using all of your senses, especially those you use less frequently, such as the senses of smell ...more
Firstly, the authors assert that new brain cells are generated in adults (according to a 1998 study from American and Sweden scientists). In addition, contrary to popular belief, mental decline is not due to th ...more
Routines are bad.
*sigh* So needless to say, being a very firm believer in routines...I really do need my routines, I was a little distressed. Not too much so, mind you. Breaking routines, apparently, can be easily done. Thankfully. Change up your route to work once in a while...or when you're heading home. Try doing things with your eyes closed. Or the lights off. Or sing ...more
The most startling thing I learned from reading this book is: "Research has shown that watching television literally numbs the mind: The brain is less active during TV-viewing than during sleep!" (p ...more