The more densely wired your brain, the more effective and efficient it will be.
A resilient brain is:
- Dynamically wired.
- Adaptable in the face of challenge.
- Able to improvise and find alternate ways of getting a particular job done.
A resilient brain isn’t born; it is created. Here’s how:
- LIVE AN ENGAGED LIFE
Engagement means acquiring information that is new and challenging *to you*. WARNING: There is no finite list of activities that fit this requirement. Our personalized list of challenging activities is unique to each of us ~ and ever changing.
- MOVE YOUR BODY
Research demonstrates that movement helps new brain cells mature + survive, allowing them the opportunity to connect to existing neural networks.
Physical activity protects the structures of the brain (including slowing down age-related loss of brain volume).
- GET CREATIVE
Allow your mind the freedom to explore outside-of-the-box thinking. Neuroscience shows us that creativity requires shutting down the frontal part of your brain (responsible for higher-level & logical thinking).
By shutting down the rational, logical part of your brain, you allow more outside-of-the-box thinking to take place. While relaxing, your subconscious mind has the opportunity to put the puzzle pieces together in random and unexpected ways – ultimately creating NEW neural connections and a dynamically wired brain.
DATE: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
TIME: 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
Dr. Andrea Wilkinson
Andrea Wilkinson, PhD
Founder and CEO, BrainShape Inc.