Thursday, 11 May 2017

Read this : Make yourself Smarter

Smart yourself

About a decade ago, some scientific research suggest  that playing memory games helps in increase "fluid intelligence," which is the capacity of our brain to solve problems in normal situation, independent of acquired knowledge.

A cluster of apps, books, and classes resulted, all claiming to make people smarter. Unfortunately, later studies proved that "braintraining"  has no effect on your general intelligence.

The most recent research in psychology and neuroscience, however, has found five effective strategies for improving your intelligence. Some of them may surprise you.

1. Believe that it's possible.
According to a study cited by The New York Times, simply believing that you can make yourself smarter actually makes you smarter!
Apparently your brain takes cues from your beliefs and becomes more "cooperative," thereby making it easier for neurons to build connections.

2. Socialize more frequently.
Social interaction, such as talking with friends and family, may also increase your intelligence.

3. Exercise more regularly.
The advice "get plenty of exercise" is usually presented as a way to avoid stress-related illnesses.
However, according to the latest neuroscience, exercise increases the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that occurs in your blood and brain that "promotes the growth and formation of new neurons."

4. Drink more coffee or tea.
Multiple research studies show that stimulants have the positive effect of increasing your focus by releasing dopamine into the most important parts of your brain, increasing your long-term memory.

5. Daydream more often.
Contrary to popular belief, letting your mind wander isn't mental laziness; it's the exact opposite. When you're daydreaming, your mind is crazy active.
Daydreaming stimulates imagination and creativity by allowing otherwise disconnected parts of your brain to wire themselves together with new neural pathways.


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