Tuesday, November 2, 2010
My Brain Hurts
There was a time long ago when humans thought the world was flat and a much more recent time when humans thought that you did not create new brain cells during your life. I recently read an interesting article on keeping your brain active and it turns out your brain can and does create new brain cells! This should be particularly good news to those who may have slightly abused this vital organ in their youth.
The most interesting part to me was that new mental exercises were needed to get the benefit. If you do crosswords and that’s all you’ve done for many years you are not getting as much benefit. You need to try a new mental activity to stimulate new pathways and new growth.
As it turns out I guess all my different hobbies have been helping me more than I ever knew. I encourage everyone to try a new recipe, drive down a new street, read a new book, talk to new people or whatever novel things you can think of to get those brain cells a pumping!
Cat “duh” Cathy