Your brain can be trained ?
We like to keep our bodies active, but why don't we invest the same amount of care in our minds? Everyone tells us to go to the gym and exercise to stay healthy, but somehow the same necessity is not given to our brain's health.
Maybe we think that a little bit of reading or studying here and there is enough, but research shows that variation in our mental activity is the key to long-term success.
How does our brain work?
The brain consists mainly of grey and white matter. Grey matter is formed by brain's nerve cells, the neurons. The neurons and responsible for information processing in the brain. White matter consists of the fibers that connect the cell bodies from different brain regions, and it plays a crucial role in the transfer of information from one part of the brain.
According to the latest findings in Neuroscience, your brain reaches its peak performance at 16-25 years, and thereafter cognitive functioning declines. For most of us, this is not so great news. But the better news is that no matter how old you are or what your profession is, science shows that training with brain exercise can in fact benefit you. The key to success? Specifically tailored courses to meet your personal needs.
Cognitive training, also referred to as "brain exercise" focuses on helping to improve the "core" abilities and self-control necessary before an individual can function successfully. Typically, cognitive training consists of a variety such as sustaining attention, thinking before acting, visual and auditory processing, listening, and reading.
Changes in the brain's structure
Recent studies show that spatial navigation or language training of only a couple of months expanded the volume of gray matter and therefore produced more substance for cognitive processing. For example, if more neurons are created, you can see a thickening of the gray matter. If the thickening occurs in the part of the brain that is responsible for memory, the increase in gray matter volume can be perceived as improved memory functions.