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The brain is not a machine or an organ. It's the entire universe in itself.

Biohack Your Brain

Biohack Your Brain

by Kristen Willeumier


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Key Takeaways From The Book

  • The brain is both complicated and necessary for human survival.
  • Brain growth is aided by good blood circulation throughout life.
  • Berries and shellfish have been shown to protect the brain from cognitive deterioration.
  • A happy brain is well hydrated.
  • Your mind ...

Defining The Brain: A Primer

Descartes, a French philosopher, compared the human brain to a hydraulic mechanism. Scientists later compared it to a telephone. It was also compared to a computer later on.

Kristen Willeumier, an American neuroscientist, compares the brain to a high-performance sports vehicle. If you want ...

The Brain Is Both Complicated and Necessary for Human Survival

Hundreds of billions of messages are transferred between brain cells known as neurons every second. This neural activity produces real electricity, enough to light a low-wattage light bulb. If you give it 70 hours, your brain will be able to charge a smartphone.

The brain also retains a...

The Most Intricate Object In The Galaxy

There are 100 billion neurons in the adult brain. Each of these brain cells is linked to around 10,000 additional cells. Synapses are gaps in the network that allow neurons to transfer or convey messages to one another. There are approximately 100 trillion unique connections between neurons in to...

Beyond The Five Senses

The external world is sensed by the eyes, ears, noses, and tongues, but the brain is in charge of what you see, hear, smell, and taste. The spinal cord, the second component of the central nervous system, transmits this information from the body to the brain (the first component is the brain itse...

Good Blood Circulation

Scientists previously believed that lost cells could not be replaced, however, new neuroscientific research contradicts this belief. Adults continue to develop new brain cells long into their sixties, seventies, and even eighties, according to new research. That doesn't happen on its own, though;...

Go Walking

Adequate circulation is essential for cognitive function and overall wellness. If you're experiencing brain fog or difficulty concentrating, inadequate circulation likely is to cause.

Take a walk: Exercise has been linked to increased creativity and the creation of new idea...

A Rich Diet

Dementia affects one out of every 10 persons over the age of 65, according to the World Health Organization. This equates to about 50 million people worldwide.

The problem is escalating as well. As the world's population ages, that figure is expected to triple by 2050.

The Sol...

Fat Is Actually Good

Given that the brain is 60 per cent fat, it's no surprise that dietary fat plays a role in cognitive function. Myelin sheaths, a layer of insulation around nerve fibres that allows neurons to carry signals rapidly and effectively, are made mostly of fat in the brain. Getting plenty of marine omeg...

A Happy Brain Is Well Hydrated

Like a high-performance sports car, your brain needs high-octane fuel to function correctly. Of course, it is water, not gasoline, that keeps your neurons working.

This is due to the fact that the brain is 75 per cent water by weight. It must remain at that level in order to perform efficie...

Just Drink Some Water

Even if you don't live in a hot and humid area, you should drink enough water.

Even while you’re resting in a climate-controlled environment, your body expends a lot of water. Every day, you lose one cup of water simply by breathing. In urine and faeces, another six cups are excreted. Two g...

Mental Workouts

Muscles change as a result of training. Lifting weights increases biceps size, swimming improves abdominal strength, and jogging increases quadriceps size.

Although the brain is not a muscle, it may be trained. Give your grey matter a good workout, and it will grow in strength. This can hap...

Stories And New Words To Learn

Reading long-form narrative fiction enhances all three types of intellect. This is because it works on multiple "muscles" at the same time. It expands your knowledge base, invites you to solve riddles, and teaches you to see the world through the eyes of others.

To improve memory, picking u...

Create New Brain Cells

Your hippocampus produces new neurons when you create stories, poetry, melodies, love letters, or journal entries. That's because creative pursuits force your brain to come up with fresh words and concepts. The tension, like lifting weights, indicates that your brain is working hard.

How Stress Eats Your Mind

When you're anxious, your brain produces biochemicals that are both physical and metaphorical survival tools. Adrenaline, for example, enables you to outrun predators and defend yourself against attackers. It's also what motivates you to work late at night to fulfil tight deadlines.


Breathing Exercises Assist You in Overcoming Stress

Deep breathing quickly reduces cortisol levels and lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, allowing you to transition from crisis to calm in seconds. The best part is that it is simple to learn.

Close your eyes and place one hand on your stomach and the other over your heart to ...

Negative Thoughts

Every day, we have approximately 60,000 thoughts, the majority of which are negative.

When they were asked to keep track of their thoughts, however, it was discovered that 60 to 70% of them were negative. According to follow-up research, that number could be as high as 90%.

Negative t...

Record Your Thoughts

Keep a notebook and write down as many thoughts as you can, particularly those that cause you to shift your attitude. Reread your journal after a week and look for patterns. Are you convincing yourself that you'll always be alone or that you'll never get a new career, for example? Do they happen ...

Keep Bad Thoughts At Bay

Negative thoughts lose their sting when approached in this rational way. It's not always reality that brings you down; more often than not, it's an emotional overreaction.

Remember that the next time one of those nagging thoughts crosses your mind, and you'll start to feel ...

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