The importance of brain training
The fundamental building block in the brain is the neuron. By learning ways to enhance the building block, we open a new frontier for understanding the power of our brain. Author of Brain Building: Exercising Yourself Smarter by Marilyn vos Savant remarked,
“Building your brain power will open a new frontier beyond which lies an understanding that seems nearly incalculable.”
So, what’s the point?
We can improve our brain power and intelligence through certain brain training exercises.
You might be wondering:
In our busy life, how can I find time to do this?
The answer is simple and it’s not that difficult.
Brain training is simply cognitive training using exercises to improve your brain power. By improving your brain power, you will find that your IQ, focus, and creative skills will increase as well.
Let’s take a look at how you can improve your brain power through brain training.
Brain training hacks that will make you smarter
Here are 10 brain training hacks you can use now to make you smarter tomorrow:
Hack #1. Learn by teaching
In Mindhacker, Ron and Marty Hale-Evans argue that we should learn by teaching.
“Before you can teach an idea, you must understand it. Therefore, teaching situations can be proving grounds for your own knowledge. Accelerate your learning of a subject by agreeing to teach it.” – Ron and Marty Hale-Evans
How to make this work:
- Dive deep into a concept by breaking it apart (analysis) and putting it back together (synthesis).
- Find a way to teach the content. If you have the appropriate education, try teaching an online course. If not, try teaching a new idea through places such as Udemy.
- Use innovative systems thinking tools to conduct analysis and synthesis and to teach your course. Read my other article to find out how you can explain ideas clearer to others: How to Explain Things Better and Make Others Understand Your Ideas Easily