The human brain, the crucial to specific and social behavior of man, most likely the most complicated system out there. Various research studies have attempted and are still attempting discover out the secrets of its functioning. The outcomes of comprehensive research study throughout the Decade of the brain (1990th-2000th) with the usage of progressively advanced diagnostic methods, highlight the value of the mechanism of neuroplasticity. This brain system was explained by scientists in the late 19th century, however without clear evidence. It is this system of neuroplasticity that shows that the brain is not a static body which can’t recover and on whose functions we can’t impact, but on the contrary, the production of brand-new connections between nerve cells, reorganization and remapping, it is possible in some cases to bring back brain function, along with preserve its freshness operating well into the age.
As early as 1904, the famous Spanish neuroanatomist Santiago Ramon y Cajal stated that every guy, if he so wants, can end up being a creator (carver) of his own brain.
Activation of mirror nerve cells, visual, auditory and tactile stimuli, envisioning movements and learning new skills encourage the neuroplasticity system in order to maintain, but also to recover brain function.
Diet and Brain Fitness
Brain and heart health may be key to maintaining memory stores as we age, and might even contribute to warding off dementia. Avoid saturated and trans fats, which damage brain blood vessels, and be sure your diet includes:
– Healthy fats, such as olive oil and omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish like salmon.
– Antioxidants, which contribute to optimal brain functioning; even dark chocolate counts!
– Plenty of fruits, veggies, and whole grains, which can help reduce your risk for a stroke.
– A moderate amount of alcohol. You heard that right: for adults, a small amount of alcohol can help fight off dementia by maintaining healthy cholesterol and insulin levels in the blood. But be careful to keep the alcohol to a moderate amount: too much alcohol has the opposite effect, and can even lead to a loss of memory (known as a “blackout”)
Regular physical activity is required for the proper functioning of the whole body, especially the brain, because it raises the level of neurotrophins, BDNF-a (brain derived neurotrophic factor), which is essential for concentration, memory and learning. Low levels of BDNF’s lead to depression and poor cognitive functioning.
Find a special talent. No matter what your stage in life, everyone can learn something new and develop a talent or skill. Developing new skills helps to bolster your self-confidence.
– Try a sport like skiing or golfing, or join a choral group or amateur comedy club. Relax your expectations and don’t strive for perfection; just have fun and meet people while giving it your best shot.
– Some skills, such as learning a foreign language or computer coding, are also great for bolstering your mental sharpness
Stress is hard to define. Particular circumstances are stressful for some individuals, while for others the very same situations offer stimulus. But it is definitely desirable to have less stress in our lives.
In order for the brain to work appropriately, it requires consistent stimuli, new tasks, discovering new skills, since routines of daily life “kills” the freshness of brain function. These rewards can be something quite simple like signing your name with your left hand if right-handed or buttoning buttons with your non dominant hand. Such “brain fitness” has a number of tasks and it is very important to choose and practice what we like the most, from crossword puzzles, image puzzles and sudoku to discovering brand-new skills.
And, remember, whether we think positive, depends on ourselves!