¿Por qué necesitamos estimular nuestra mente?

Observando el guy on the late news last night I cringed every I heard the presenter say ‘gonna’ and ‘want to’. What’s happened to the fine art of writing and speaking? Young people sending text messages now write in a language including alien drawing from a different galaxy.

La brecha generacional

Hace poco, me aventuré a ir a un restaurante MacDonald's y tuve que pedirle al joven que me atendía que repitiera cada pregunta al menos cuatro veces antes de poder saber lo que estaba diciendo. Hablaba tan rápido y sin articulación ni modulación en su voz que yo Un rápido módem de Internet de banda ancha me ha golpeado en la cabeza. ¿Es una señal de hacia dónde nos lleva el futuro? Entonces, ¿qué hago, acelero mi forma de hablar, de pensar, de escribir y qué más? ¿Es un caso de "Si no puedes vencerlos, entonces te unes a ellos"?

Sadly, I realize our world was invaded by extraterrestrials who spoke slower, composed in nicer penmanship and didn’t have a problem with space and time. The generation gap appeared narrower back then. But at this rate I think we’ll be causing much more damage to our . An increasing number of people I know are complaining about having a bad , being dyslexic when they compose and unmotivated with generally.

I am not sure when this metamorphosis into an altered state started, but Dr Norman Doidge, a psychologist on the Faculty at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic and Research, in New York, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, makes a lot of to me. He says that those who talk and write slower and clearly demonstrate better motor skills and enjoy healthy physiological activity.

Acerca de la neuroplasticidad

He was recently interviewed on ABC1 Television (1/5/09) and spoke about ‘Neuroplasticity’ being a significant element when it comes to brain activity. What can it be, I hear you ask? Or if I say,”Whotsit orl abaut, partner?” Yes, I understood you the first time! Neuroplasticity works on the assumption that when you stop using certain parts of the mind you wind up losing them.

A person used to speaking to a lot of people every day and discovered everyday challenging in a fantastic way felt they were so’on their feet’ mentally for the majority of their waking hours. Their thinking was sharper, their memory more exact. The same individual would become a different person once they retired and their changed into a more inactive presence. I can vouch for this as members of my who’ve retired from a more active living today appear to lead a life apparently aimless and devoid of any meaningful mental stimulation.

Mente sana

Para mí, sentarse y no hacer nada viendo la televisión durante horas y horas no es el medio más estimulante para vivir una vida. Cosas que antes podían hacer, como recordar cosas con claridad, obtener soluciones mentales instantáneas a los problemas, recordar fechas y horas, mantenerse motivado y tener un mayor nivel de poder personal, podrían perderse en sus años de jubilación, ya que esas facultades ya no se utilizan. En pocas palabras, ¡si no lo usas lo pierdes!

El Dr. Doidge también señala que, para estimular la mente y mantener un grado saludable de funcionalidad, hay que hacer algo fresco y que ponga a prueba la mente para averiguar más cosas de forma regular (advertencia: ¡la mente en el trabajo!). Por ejemplo, aprender un nuevo idioma fomentará el crecimiento de las células cerebrales y el desarrollo de más enlaces para que tu actividad mental mejore realmente. No creo que a nadie le guste acabar en una residencia de ancianos con la cabeza inclinada hacia un lado sintiendo el goteo de saliva de una comisura de la boca y sin la presencia mental necesaria para lavarla. Es una imagen sombría y hacia la que gravitamos.

Only yesterday I heard Olivia Newton-John of this famed classical film ‘Grease’ talk in a radio interview about enhancing your mental . She said too many people today appear to be influenced by some sort of brain disorder or malfunction. She was promoting the advantages of working with the new Nintendo mind exerciser, and I believe I will be getting one myself.

In effect, you mind is the most sophisticated computer gift on earth, at this moment. So how can we stop it from degrading and becoming dysfunctional? Dr Doidge further explains in his book ‘The Brain That Changes Itself’ the mind is so plastic, and so flexible, it has the power to alter itself, regenerate and adapt to situations and experiences also well into older age. Our belief system concerning the mind must change as we’re discovering more and more of what it is really capable of doing.

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