The brain is our last medical frontier. It has long been a mystery, and it is masked in myths. We long believed – erroneously – the brain was set from birth and could not be healed when injured by trauma or a dementia.
Now we know differently. A brain can repair itself through neurogenesis. This is attributed to neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to generate and reorganize “synaptic connections,” especially when learning or following injury at any age.
While we are far from a pharmaceutical solution for dementias, there are easy measures healthy adults can take. Leading physicians and researchers believe adopting tenets of the Mediterranean lifestyle can measurably improve brain function.
Exercise: At least 150 minutes of brisk walking every week
Mediterranean-style fresh food prepared with olive oil
Lifelong Learning: Something new that is brain challenging
Socializing: Conversing purposefully with friends & family
Meditating: Cooling the brain for 20 minutes each day
Taken from https://mymemorymatters.org/education/
In what ways do you think human memory is different from computer memory? Are there any ways in which it is the same?
What do you understand by the term “active learning”? Can you think of other ways you can implement active learning in your English studies?