Your brain is a complex organ. It is the controller of your body, your thoughts, your state of mind and your ultimately your life. There are some who abuse it, some who under- use it, and some who overuse it to the point of meltdown. In this article we'll look at dozens of tactics that will help you maintain your brain into old age and help to increase your mental agility and cognitive development. Don't try and multitask; it can't be done.
I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who would argue that their brain was unimportant (and if they did, you would wonder how well it was functioning anyway). Yet on our travels we find that many people misuse their brains. They expect it to perform well in areas where science and experience tell us it just doesn’t cut the mustard.
The phrase "born genius" is deceptive. Although genes definitely play a role in intelligence, genius is also the result of a tremendous amount of work. That's the theme of this quote, the title of a post from The Creativity Post blog. One of the most stubborn brain myths is that we're all stuck at the intelligence level we were born with, when actually IQ can change and be improved with effort. Many of our greatest artists and scientists demonstrated brilliance only after honing their craft through thousands of hours of practice and study. Scott Barry Kaufman writes on The Creativity Post:
There's something to be said for doing things the hard way , but often times an easier method is smarter. It is also often mistaken for laziness, and so we sometimes pass it up. This is a bad idea.
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-9950" title="jobs-wozniak" src="http://tentblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/jobs-wozniak-570x419.jpg" alt="" width="570" height="419" /> There’s been a video that’s been passed around recently around the interwebs that shows a “lost” interview with Steve Jobs earlier in his career between the time of being dismissed from Apple and being a few years into NeXT, his literal next adventure. It’s been difficult to find because the original company behind the interview has been pulling it down left and right due to copyright infringement but if you Google hard enough you should be able to find a copy.
Psychology and Neuroscience
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