The brain – the most complex organ has always aroused the curiosity of scientists and not only them. It uses around 20 percent of all your energy from the oxygen and blood in the body.
Great philosophers have expressed interest in studying the human brain, reaching conclusions increasingly interesting for those times.
One of the greatest mysteries today refers to the fact that the percentage a man uses his brain is still unknown. On the one hand, it is said that people use about 10% of the brain’s capacity, and on the other hand, the fact that people use their brain at full capacity.
First, the theory suggests that the brain reaches its potential of development once we understand its principles of functioning, while the second theory claims that certain functions are used commensurate with the activity that we develop, but all in all the percentage usage reaches 100%.
No matter which of the two theories will ultimately prove to be more accurate, one thing is certain: the brain is like a “muscle” that we can train in order to perform increasingly better in any activity.
There are a series of brain training games for brain training such as Lumosity or Memorado (not affiliated). They offer a series of online mind games grouped into various aspects of brain function.
We can scroll through various workouts designed to boost overall brain functioning or we can just focus on the ones related to memory or flexibility etc. I personally use them for almost a year now and I have noticed improvements in brain functioning. There are also other games known for their beneficial effects on our mind: Sudoku, Tetris, chess or word puzzles.
Scientific studies have revealed a strong correlation between such games and a decrease in the risk of mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s. Also, the studies found a direct link between such games and the increase of mental capacity.
Regular practice of meditation is another good way to keep your brain in shape. Several studies published by Sara Lazar (an Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital) revealed a better mental activity of those who practiced meditation daily.