There was a time when people believed that one is born with a certain intelligence that it is God’s gift and you’re stuck with your average or above average status for life. However, it has now been proved that by exercising your brain you can boost your intelligence.
Here are 8 activities that would make your brain develop new neural pathways which would, in turn, enhance its functioning and speed.
1.Learning to play a musical instrument
Though there are many benefits that playing a musical instrument shares with sports, it has one unique advantage. It develops that part of the brain which joins the two hemispheres, i.e. the corpus callosum.
Doesn’t matter whether you are reading magazines, classics or the latest YA fiction; reading enhances your fluid intelligence, crystallized intelligence, and emotional intelligence. Bookworms will rule the world, mind you.
Exercise is very beneficial for our brain cells and doing it in teams is even more effective. While working out our brain cells get filled up with a protein called BDNF which enhances memory and learning.
4.Learning a new language
If you start learning a new language, your brain would be doing a lot more heavy lifting than simply solving puzzles. It is now a proven fact that people who are bilingual have a higher functioning brain.
5.Testing your integrated knowledge
Cumulative knowledge technique is recalling all that you’ve learned, periodically. It has been shown to be much more useful in the development of the memory and understanding. It is not that hard either, you just need to start keeping track of all the information that you’ve acquired throughout the day.
6.Working out your brain cells
This involves doing a variety of activities which would all engage your brain in a different way. Shifting between Sudoku and puzzles and the like keeps your brain on its toes and boosts its neuroplasticity.
Different meditation activities trigger different areas of your brain and help it evolve.
Sports is good not just as an active participant but also as an invested spectator. Both playing and watching involves a lot of brain activity and boosts mental health.