During fasting, a metabolic shift to fat metabolism lowers the body’s level of leptin.
This infographic is based on "10 Proven Ways to Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis & Neuroplasticity"
by Thai Nguyen
Here are ten proven ways to promote neurogenesis and neuroplasticity in your brain
As a result, the brain receives a chemical signal for neurons to produce more energy.
Traveling promotes neurogenesis by exposing your brain to new, novel, and complex environments. This causes the brain to sprout dendrites.
Mnemonic devices are a form of memory training that combines visualization, imagery, spatial navigation, and even songs.
USE MNEMONIC DEVICES
Start using mnemonic techniques and engage in memory training; work at remembering names, scriptures, poems to memory.
LEARN AN INSTRUMENT
Neuroscientists explain that playing a musical instrument requires the association of motor actions with specific sounds and visual patterns; the process leads to the formation of new neural networks.
Using your non-dominant hand to do simple tasks such as brushing your teeth or texting causes the formation of new neural pathways.
NON-DOMINANT HAND EXERCISES
Reading fiction heightens connectivity in the brain. Add some novels to your reading list to stimulate your brain.
The task of learning new words activates the brain’s visual and auditory processes (seeing and hearing a word) and memory processing.
EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY
Whether it’s creating mosaics, jewelry, pottery, painting, or drawing, the combination of motor and cognitive processing will promote better brain connectivity.
Dancing increases neural connectivity because it forces you to integrate several brain functions at once —kinesthetic, rational, musical, and emotional.
HIT THE DANCEFLOOR
Studies from NYU showed that sleep helps learning retention with the growth of dendritic spines, the tiny protrusions that connect brain cells and facilitates the passage of information across synapses.
10 PROVEN WAYS