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Mar 19, 2023

"Our brains renew themselves throughout life to an extent previously thought not possible." --Michael S. Gazzaniga

The Power of Brain Training

"Dr Michael Merzenich walks 40 minutes a day around the parks, streets and hills near his home in San Francisco, while making a mental map of all that he sees. He takes his dog on a different route each time, taking note of the homes, people and plants they pass. It's just one way that the world-renowned neuroscientist trains his brain to remain fast and nimble. How nimble? The 74-year-old equates his own brain's performance to that of an average 30-year-old."I'm trying to reconstruct the landscape in my mind, down to the smallest detail. If I see a praying mantis on a plant I'm excited, it's like living as a kid again," he says, with a smile." More in this piece on neuroplasticity and training the brain.

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