can we keep our brains in top form?
activities you can do immediately
It’s actually impossible for your brain to fully multitask. If you do a number things at once, your brain
will not keep them all fully in its attention. Multitasking will “fractionate” your concentration,
deplete your neural resources, tire you out, and you probably won’t get any of those things done as well
as if you just paid attention to them one at a time.
Start learning another language
Bilingual people have a specific “advantage” because they use less brain power to accomplish tasks,
helping their brains age better. People who spoke two languages processed information more economically,
using up less brain circuitry. Plus, being multilingual will likely make you more open to other cultures,
making travel more fun.
Studies show that chess players have improved pattern recognition, use both sides of the brain to make
decisions and the brains of top players exhibit neural efficiency. Chess is also good for improving your
memory skills as the game forces you to keep a lot of variables and possibilities in mind at all times.