You can change your brain in many ways
You can learn new things, improve your cognitive skills, reverse the effects of age, and maintain your brain healthy. And all this brain change is possible at any age.
The only thing you need to do is to train.
Here there is my selection of the best TED talks about brain improvement.
In the following TED talks you will find the reason why our brain improves with training. You will discover that everybody can improve from training, even people with huge brain damage. And you will understand how easy is to improve some skills with the proper training procedures. By the end of this post you should feel eager to train!!
NOTE: If you only have time for one of the videos of this post, watch the last one
The Elastic Brain
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to rewire itself. If training methods like Insanity Mind can work with your brain (whichever your age) it is because your brain posses that ability.
In this talk, Michael Merzenich explains his research results about how the brain, by making use of neuroplasticity, rewires itself when pushed to train in different types of abilities. Also, how the environment shapes our brain development is beautifully explained.
All it Takes is 10 Mindfull Minutes
We cannot change the things that happen in our life, but we can change the way we experience them (through brain training). Listen to this beautiful presentation that will make you understand why you need to meditate.
The Most Important Lesson From 83,000 Brain Scans
You can literally change your brain, and by this, change your life. This is the most important lesson Daniel Amen shares with us. And he has the proofs for that. Want to know those proofs?
Make Your Brain Smarter: it’s not What You Think
We can make our brains smarter. But his doesn’t have anything to do with IQ values. Furthermore, smartness is not fixed.
How can you make yourself smarter? By engaging your frontal lobe.
Want to know more? Listen to the talk!
How to Become a Memory Master
Improving the memory can have a huge impact in your professional life, because most of careers are based on memorizing. An enhanced memory can help you in many aspects of learning, like learning languages, accessing data, or interacting with people.
Idriz Zogaj explains how anybody can have an enhanced memory and even become a memory athlete. It is just a matter of training.
Exercise and the Brain
Can exercise change your brain? Can aerobic exercise improve your memory, learning abilities and your creativity? Wendy Suzuki explains how she applied aerobic exercise to make her students improve their cognitive skills.
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain
Barbara Arrowsmith is the best example of what brain training can achieve. Since her childhood, she suffered from several severe mental disabilities. But she did not give up. Instead she invented her own method to rewire her brain and make the healthy parts of her brain perform the functionality that the damaged ones cannot do.
You can read the book about her story, or you can listen to her speech at TEDx Toronto.
Bonus TED talks
And if you still didn’t have enough, here you have some additional related talks. They do not treat the subject straight but are slightly related:
- Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea, by Charles Eugster. How exercise is good for your body and brain at any age.
- Hacking Language Learning, by Benny Lewis. How to be a poliglot and learn any language in three months.
- The first 20 hours — how to learn anything, by Josh Kaufman. How to learn the core of any subject in 20 hours.
- The habits of happiness, by Matthieu Ricard. How to train your mind to have a sensation of serenity.
- The art of memory, by Daniel Kilov. The art of memorizing as a revolution for education.
- You Can Change Your Brain, by Matthew Keener.
Now, you should understand how plastic the brain is. How everybody can change his brain. How many things we can learn right now.
So you can start changing you brain for a better version, an upgraded one. You brain 2.0. Your life 2.0.
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