In today's world, scientists have come to the conclusion that brain training can and should improve capacity. Just as physical exercise is good for the body, the training of this body helps the mind to function better, and the benefits can last for years.
According to new studies, participating in interactive games helps maintain cognitive functions. Activities such as mental reading can delay or prevent memory loss. Even after five years, older adults who took supervised brain training sessions showed lasting improvements in memory, reasoning and processing speed.
Result of the investigations
Another notable feature in research about brain training is the discovery of the transfer of skills of participants in everyday functions. Compared to the untrained, they were able to maintain skills such as cooking, managing finances and using their medications.
The long-term effects
In summary, these improvements in brain capacities -better memory, better problem-solving skills, and better concentration- after training tend to more or less counteract the cognitive decline of older people (even those without a history of dementia).
Research has also found that just as muscle mass is lost when a person ages, brain function begins to diminish over the years. This happens to all people, even those who lead a normal and healthy life.
Everyone knows that the prevention of muscle loss can be achieved with the exercise and training of muscles. In the same sense, the loss of brain function can also be regained and improved if it is exercised.
For a long time, science has discovered that neurons are the only cells that atrophy and die if they do not receive stimuli - either electrical or chemical - from their neighboring cells.
On the contrary, if neurons are stimulated by new sensations, new knowledge and new experiences, new neuronal connections are developed between them. Once these are established, more connections are formed.
In Alzheimer's and other diseases of motor neurons, this self-destruction can lead to serious consequences, such as memory loss, difficulties in understanding and many other mental functions.
An important factor in brain training is to adjust to it, especially if you are training alone. (Clinics and other rehabilitation centers have their own programs and general training courses in groups to minimize boredom in participants.)
Another side note in brain training is to carry it out in the morning. It has been observed that mornings are the moments when the brain is at its maximum level of activity.