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  • Nine proofs you can increase your brain power in a week.

  • The human brain is probably the most mysterious organ in our body.

  • Scientists keep learning new facts about its work, but It still hides a lot of secrets.

  • That's why we decided to acquaint you with the brightest discoveries of the last few years in the field of brain research.

  • There are a few simple ways to boost your intellect and improve your brain power, and they will surely surprise you!

  • Golly, I could sure use that!

  • Well, keep sitting there and you'll learn something.

  • Number nine - chronic lack of sleep worsens memory.

  • Scientists from the University of California at Berkeley have found convincing proof that a lack of sleep can worsen memory and cause Alzheimer's.

  • During a full night's sleep, brain cells remove toxic compounds dangerous for our brain.

  • If a person never gets enough sleep, it has a devastating effect on their brain cells.

  • Number eight - prolonged stress destroys the brain.

  • A decrease in memory, in the ability to learn, in self-control -- these are the consequences that chronic stress is fraught with.

  • Also, it contributes to a person feeling irritation, anxiety, tension, and often being distracted.

  • Number seven - love and hate have a lot in common.

  • British scientists found that love and hate originate in similar brain areas.

  • However, unlike hatred, love significantly reduces the activity of the areas responsible for judgment and logical thinking.

  • Well, that explains a lot.

  • Yeah, keep sitting there, man.

  • Number six - the brain Is sensitive to dehydration.

  • Our brain is almost 80% water.

  • Therefore, even a moderate loss of fluid (about 2%) reduces concentration and vigilance and leads to the deterioration of short-term memory and other cognitive abilities.

  • Number five - pregnancy changes the brain's structure.

  • Scientists proved that pregnancy reduces the amount of gray matter in the brain areas responsible for social cognition and the ability to understand other people.

  • All of it is necessary to strengthen the mother-baby connection, help a woman understand the needs of her child, and notice possible external dangers.

  • Number four - the abundance of sugar in the diet worsens memory and reduces the ability to learn.

  • The abundance of fructose in the diet slows down the brain and reduces its ability to learn, remember information, and concentrate.

  • This is because the excess sugar destroys neural connections in the brain.

  • Scientists emphasize that industrially produced sugar is much more harmful (added to soft drinks, seasonings, sauces, and baby food).

  • However, products containing Omega-3 fatty acids (such as fatty fish, nuts, and fish oil) remove the consequences of the disorder.

  • So, we should have a can of sardines with a root beer.

  • Yum.

  • Number three - romantic love and maternal feelings are very similar.

  • It turns out, according to brain activity, romantic relationships and maternal feelings are very similar, but there are differences as well.

  • For example, passionate love activates the brain areas related to sexual arousal.

  • In addition, the feeling of anxiety and fear decreases, and the feeling of euphoria increases.

  • Maternal love activates the areas responsible for the formation of affection.

  • Aww.

  • Number two - painting improves the work of the brain.

  • A study showed that painting and contemplations of works of art improve the interaction between brain areas while slowing its aging.

  • Scientists studied the influence of art on people aged 62 to 70 years old.

  • Half of them took a course in art history, and the other half took a course in painting.

  • Painting classes gave a stronger result than art history.

  • So, pick up a brush.

  • And, number one - reading trains the brain.

  • Oxford Scientists proved that the process of reading trains the cognitive abilities of the brain.

  • It also activates areas that aren't used at other times.

  • While reading, blood enters the brain areas responsible for concentration and cognition.

  • It's noteworthy that this effect doesn't occur while watching TV or playing computer games.

  • So, what are you waiting for?

  • Grab an interesting book and give your brain a great workout!

  • Tolstoy, anyone?

  • Hey, count me in!

  • Are we talking about War and Peace or Anna Karenina?

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Nine proofs you can increase your brain power in a week.

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    Michael Fang posted on 2019/11/13
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