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What is Neuroplasticity? A Psychologist Explains

How To Rewire Your Brain

One can boost or enhance neuroplasticity by:

  1. Fasting: Intermittent fasting increases synaptic adaptation and promotes neuron growth.
  2. Travelling: Exposing the brain to new environments.
  3. Memory Training: Memory exercises enhance connectivity and prevent memory loss.
  4. Learning something new: New neural connections are formed when learning a musical instrument.
  5. Using the non-dominant hand: When the unused hand is exercised, new pathways are formed and the existing ones are strengthened.
  6. Reading fiction: Stories that are imaginative enhances the connectivity of the brain.
  7. Vocabulary expansion: Learning words exercises the memory, visual and auditory processes.
  8. Drawing: Creating artworks enhances the default mode network (DMN), increasing introspection, empathy, attention and focus.
  9. Dancing: Increases neural connectivity, mind and body coordination and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s.
  10. Sleeping: Sleep is crucial to process newly learned information and growth of the dendritic spines (connections between neurons).

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