Is our Brain Limitless?
The human brain is probably the only part that makes us different to animals. As humans we are lucky to have a brain that enables us to “think” in a much deeper level to most animals.
Our brain depends on our own experiences and continues to evolve throughout your life Therefore, no matter what age we are, we continually develops our brain until we exhale our last breath.
On present day Cognitive therapy is a common way for people looking to maintain their brain function. Note that people that undergoes this type of theraphy is usually on a more “extreme” condition therefore they need an extra help. What if you are looking to increase your brain power at home?
Scientist has made many experiments and they find out that by providing animals with more food and living space has resulted in more activity in the brain cells and in the long term made the animals live longer compared to those that lives on bare minimum.
The human brain experiences the most growth in our early years. That is why mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their children until a certain age. This is because proper nutrition will determine how much potential brain power that the childrens can posses. However if you are malnourished in your baby years do not despair. Our brain is constantly challenged and developed if we are using it often. Keep your mind on their toes by engaging in brain-intesive activities.
Speaking of which, if you are looking to maximize your brain power then you would have to say goodbye to junk food and sodas for awhile. Those are known to be the most common cause of reduced brain function in the elderly. So you might have to watch your consumption of sparkling soda and pizzas. Keep it moderate.
Exercising is also a must. By training aerobically and anaerobically in a consistent basis, your brain will have a better blood and oxygen supply compared to those with sedentary lifestyles. Anyone can benefit from exercising and that goes for you as well. Add in some martial arts training so you can get both physical and mental training at the same time.
The brain has two types of memory and one of them is primary memory, where the brain stores information that it receives recently. Usually this is the first part of the brain that is reduced in function as we are getting older. Therefore it is a good idea to try in improving or at least maintain our short-term memory saving capability. How can we do that?
A great and simple way to exercise your brain is by trying to multitask more often. Multitasking is proven to make our brain work harder compared to when you are only focused on one task at a time. However you should not abandon single task as well. Repetition is also good for brain development.
If you belong to the technically savvy you might ask yourself: Why should I try to learn something and remember it when I can just Google it? The answer is maintaining brain function.
Reducing electronic device usage is also one of the things that you could do to maintain optimal brain ability. Too much time in front of a screen is very dangerous to our body because it can lead to atrophy in our sensory sense and in the long term our brain.
By constantly learning new things and enforcing existing knowledge, our brain will “train” itself to function more effectively and thus makes you less vulnerable to reduced cognitive brain ability. Thus making our brain literally “limitless”.
To conclude, the more our brain absorbs and learn will determine how likely you can suffer from dementia in your old age. Learning additional languages and practicing it often is believed to be one of the best ways to maintain brain function until our deathbed.