Brain training – Reprogram your mind
Most people like to remain as physically active as possible. But here’s a question we should ask ourselves: Why don’t we invest the same amount of time into caring about our minds? If we can improve the way our body looks and performs, can we then also reprogram the brain?
Everyone talks about going to regular gym sessions and eating healthy, but not many talk about the importance of a healthy mental well-being. Our brains also require the same care and attention as these are directly interlinked with our physical health.
Indulging in regular brain exercises is the key to long-term success. According to the latest research studies in neuroscience, our brains reach their peak performance rate between the age of 16 and 25. Beyond this age, the cognitive functioning of the brain begins to gradually decline. However, it has also been discovered that irrespective of age, brain training exercises can certainly benefit you!
What does brain training do?
- Brain training challenges and targets one’s memory, logic, verbal skills, and attention. Brain training centers like ours offer personal exercises that can help you remain mentally active and energized.
- With regular brain training, people become more efficient and pick up speed at completing their day-to-today tasks – everything from running errands and completing grocery shopping to engaging in technical tasks.
- Brain training exercises even improve your memory, with results that last for at least 5 years after the exercise.
What the studies say
Another benefit of indulging in these brain training exercises is that they are not restricted to a set age group. To further delve into this subject, a COGITO Study was conducted at Max-Planck Institute where a total of 101 young adults between the age group of 21 and 30 participated. Both of these groups underwent a total of 100 hours of training through brain exercises that were primarily focused on memory, speed and accuracy. It was identified that all the participants saw a significant improvement and with time, the results only flourished further.
Apart from improving brain characteristics, studies also reveal that brain training exercises can be a great support while dealing with memory-loss conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. A group of professors from the University Institute of Gériatrie de Montréal reported drastic improvements in people experiencing mild cognitive impairment, including dementia, after brain training. These results clearly indicate that brains can be trained as long as the training is well-tailored to one’s individual needs.
How to maximize the positive effects of training to reprogram the brain
In order to magnify the results of these brain training exercises, there are several things you can do to make them more effective.
- One is to curate a personalized brain training session. It will be directly linked to your performance, strengths and weaknesses, which these exercises could further amplify or diminish.
- The next is to set a goal for oneself. As soon as you quantify your goal, you will be able to target the specific brain functions that require improvement or intensification.
- Lastly, your motivation, and perseverance can ensure optimal results! At the end of the day, it is what you want to achieve and your determination that will support you through this process.
If you are looking for quality and effective brain training sessions that are personalized and drug-free with 100% guaranteed results, book a free consultation now with Evolve Brain Training.
Dr. Upasana Gala is the founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a Neurofeedback-centered institute that focuses on using non-invasive brain training techniques to maximize the brain's true potential.