The novice brain, when learning new concepts or tasks, is in a state of high activation, being stretched and rewired. Once the novice brain masters the task at hand to achieve expert status, sometimes in a mere few hours, activity in the brain slows. Cycling the brain through novice and expert states will help keep […]
Tip of the Day
Make Your Brain Smarter: Move away from surface-level, uninspired thinking and instead challenge your mind to think in themes, which will strengthen connections between different areas of your brain.
Success = Flexible mental resources. Often we crave easy decisions and automatic pilot, but routines and rote thinking fail to nourish our creativity. It is increasingly important to strengthen your fluid intelligence–how flexibly someone uses what they know and applies learning in new ways.
Foster your curiosity by exploring your passions. Stepping into the unknown does not have to mean abandoning what you know and love. Simply challenging yourself to broaden and deepen your knowledge or skill will ensure that you and your brain are constantly changing, growing and expanding.