TRAIN YOUR BRAIN: LEARN & DO EVERY DAY
WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU
For many years, scientists and doctors believed that as we age, the connections in our brain become static, break down, and are lost. But the development of brain scanners and cognitive testing have shown that the brain never stops changing – IF it keeps learning. The capacity of the brain to develop and change in response to learning is called ‘plasticity.’
In other words, the more you learn and do, the more your brain will be able to learn more and do more. Brains are like muscles. The more you ‘work’ a muscle, the more powerful it becomes. The more you ‘work’ your brain, the stronger it becomes.
This analogy can be extended.
If you learn easy material, your brain doesn’t really improve. It would be like lifting weights made of Styrofoam – no weight = no muscle development. Basic Math will only develop your brain to a certain extent. It’s not until you get to the really demanding high school courses, such as Algebra II, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, Physics, English IV, AP History or AP Art, or a World Language that you don’t speak at home, that your brain develops additional neural pathways that improve its function.
The plasticity of your brain is important. It will help you:
- stay job- and/or promotion-ready (giving you the potential to earn more money),
- increase/improve brain structure so you can learn even more,
- will make your brain age more slowly, and
- will help your brain repair itself if damaged.
PREPARE YOUR BRAIN FOR THE WORK AND LIFE CHALLENGES AHEAD.
USE YOUR BRAIN TO MAKE IT RAIN!
Start now to learn, practice, and apply the skills you will need to earn your future success.
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