Never think your brain stops growing. Anything you've heard of that nature is wrong!

It used to be said cognition was fixed after childhood scientists used to . Poor memory and attention span was supposed to carry from childhood into adulthood!

Now it is thought that with a specific kind of training, you can markedly improve your brain function in problem solving, memory, focus, creative thinking and information processing!

Proper mental exercise can result in the brain reshaping itself. A process called neuroplasticity.

The question is where you can get this type of mental training and stimulation.

Lumosity.com is one of many sources that offer many games and a variety of exercises which work attention span, reaction time, math skills and memory. All critical in writing.

There are a series of game modules taking only about 25 minutes to complete, They change frequently and over time practice becomes perfect.

A few favorite games include:

-Familiar Faces. A simulation of waiting a counter in a busy restaurant and remembering faces to match to orders. additional items add to the complexity.

-Memory retention. objects are associated with numbers and you have to remember the spatial position to re-identify a previous location. helpful in composing prose and paragraphs.

-Bubble rising words. You are given 60 seconds to create words from common stems like pre or dev. The more words you create, the better your vocabulary! Subsequent episodes increase in complexity!

There is little doubt your Brainpower measured as BPI (Brain Profile Index) will get better with time. If you wish, you can investigate and go for some free trials.

I am posting this as a general informational and have no interest in commercially promoting Lumosity..

I want to see writing taken to a master level at Wealthy Affiliate and this is a potential pathway for getting there!

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carolbinger Premium
Lumosity is great Mike. I have been using it for several years now, just love it.
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sheikave Premium
Very true when you try something new you will eventually sucks at it often. But when you practice it over a long period of time it become second nature.

The most common example when you first try to ride a bicycle you will fall because your brain is not used to it. With practice the neurons of you brain will become more optimized. They riding a bike is second nature. We cannot forgot it once learn think of it like it was engraved in our brain.
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MKearns Premium
That's one way to get free of a stationary bike!
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Cindyda1 Premium
I exercise my brain reading your posts Mike! Who needs Lumosity when we have you here? Always very enlightening!
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MKearns Premium
Yaaay Cindy!
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ArnoldH1 Premium
A marvellous post, Mike.

With the advent of neuroplasticity it has been proved that the brain, as you have so correctly stated and contrary to an old belief system, never stops growing irrespective of a person’s age.

The brain works continually, even while you sleep. It keeps your autonomic nervous systems like your breathing, blood circulation, digestion, healing, etc. performing even whilst your conscious mind is at rest. Your sense of hearing is also in operation at all times and recording “info.”

A person’s brain is truly a magnificent creation and should be, as you’ve said, exercised continually and regularly so that it remains in prime functioning order. In the same light as failure to exercise muscles leads to sarcopenia (muscle loss), the same is true for the brain. A simple Google search for “brain exercises” renders millions of results.

Here’s to a brain gym!
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DaveSw Premium
This is an excellent site. I have been there more than once hehe.

I also use other techniques to get my brain 'started' especially in the mornings - Activities such as Sudoku, coffee, reading about politics (also gets the blood boiling hehe), and listening to MPR (Minnesota Public Radio)...

Throw in some outdoor activity like taking a walk, a short swim, and just breathing in the fresh air also raises my awareness and energy levels, and also seem to positively affect my brain function...

I do think your brain is like any other muscle in your body, use it or lose it. Sit on the couch and watch TV all day long and you soon will become a dullard hehe! Or, make valuable posts here on Wealthy Affiliate and thrive!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Carol46 Premium
I really enjoy word games like Scrabble. It keeps my brain active :)
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Felynz Premium
I've also tried Lumosity but only stuck to the free version so I didn't get much variation but that was a while ago now and things may have changed. I enjoyed it initially - it was my 5 minute escape from my busy work day
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Isabella4198 Premium
A great way to keep your brain engaged.
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mickeyb123 Premium
I went through some of Lumosity's material - I don't really remember when and they were fairly interesting, as I recall..
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Droseh Premium
I love word games. I use Lumosity and I like the sound of Bubble rising words. They help in keeping my reasoning and thinking skills sharp, which I need to use in developing my site! All great ways to keep our brains engaged.
Debbie
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MKearns Premium
I still dive into it every so often Debbie! :))
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LadybugLove Premium
Hmm...very interesting Mike! Something worth looking into as time permits.

Thanks for sharing,

~Evon :)
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MKearns Premium
You're most welcome Evon!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Mike.
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GinaMor1 Premium
Thanks Mike....I've also been reading about (and doing) meditation which can help with your brain too, not to mention help with so many other things too!
Cheers Gina
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MKearns Premium
Thanks for weighing in Gina!. Still interested in that lovely Victorian countryside if you can show it to me. No rush though it's great to hear from you!.
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GinaMor1 Premium
I promise I will, the weather has been bitterly cold this winter and now moving into spring I'll start taking a few snaps!
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WildflowerG Premium
Thanks, Mike. At my age, I can use all the practice I can get at increasing my brain power!
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BobHarris1 Premium
I'm on it.
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ZEGU Premium
Thanks so much for sharing. It reminds me of a health documentary I watched last week on BBC TV about the same subject.
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! MKearns, Another great post to stress the importance of exercise, which I totally agree to. In fact, I am a strong believer of "Use it or lose it." To guide my patients how to exercise, I wrote an article on How to Exercise in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter04.html. I just like to share what I know and you are welcome to comment and suggest.... Thanks...
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Fmarabate Premium
This is interesting. I will be looking into Lumosity. This would probably help for those of us that are getting older and are concerned with diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia also.
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MCrim Premium
The work we're doing hear also serves to exercise our brains, Mike.

Thanks for sharing!!

mitch
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mikewood1975 Premium
I am so forgetful now. I will doing more exercise.
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Karlito76 Premium
Great post! I definitely would benefit from a brain boost. I've been in a slump lately. Thank you!
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verazhelvis Premium
Training brain is as important as training your body. One of the best ways is learning languages.:)
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MKearns Premium
Definitely Vera большой мозг !
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verazhelvis Premium
Тренированный мозг... Спасибо...)
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MKearns Premium
Very well trained indeed!
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verazhelvis Premium
Oh thanks. Bilingual people are said to have developed two speech centres which I believe is true.:))
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MKearns Premium
Russians have an advantage in learning the Cyrillic alphabet first before you even write one word!
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verazhelvis Premium
Don't quite get you.:)
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MKearns Premium
My understanding is you first have to learn to translate our alphabet into the Cyrillic alphabet C=S N=H. R=P etc. and then learn the words!
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verazhelvis Premium
No!!!
It goes totally separately. No resemblance of alphabets whatsoever.The best teachers now teach like you teach children at schools. They first make learners (especially children) memorise English words orally, then recognise them in written form. English is very much like Chinese- very few rules of reading which work.:))
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MKearns Premium
Thank you Vera. That is most edifying. I love to learn things like this!
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verazhelvis Premium
Pleasure, Mike.:)
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drcmaint Premium
I need all the help I can get. Thanks for this.
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