Intelligence is often judged by how fast a person can count or how much he knows about a subject. The truth is, intelligence is more related to the performance of the brain altogether. Everyone has heard at least once in their life that the brain is divided into two sides. The right side being responsible for creativity and the left side is responsible for logic. Although the myth that they work separately is no longer accurate, the fact that they are responsible for different things remains the same. Since that is the case, here are some reasons and ways of why you should develop both spheres of your brain.
Children tend to acquire new information a lot faster than adults do. The region of the brain responsible for this is the prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is responsible for storing working memory. That means, while the child is still developing the brain is more flexible to perceiving new information. Hence, children brains are designed to learn while adult brains are designed to perform. In order to prolong this “flexibility” of the brain, it is important to perform a variety of tasks, ranging from sports, to drawing, to calculating. As kids are youthful, they have loads of energy that they can spend on obtaining new information. However, it is important to let the brain rest in order to process and store all the new information.
For adults it is a lot more difficult to develop the brain. However, it is definitely possible. Adults do not need to perform extreme tasks. They simply need to keep the brain active. Apps such as Sudoku, chess, drawing apps, or any strategic/ creative apps are perfect to keep the brain running.
If you become to feel tired after learning for a short period, it means you are lacking certain nutrients. The three nutrients, which are ideal for boosting brain performance, are:
Vitamin B12, also known as Methyl-cobalamin, is the vitamin that helps generate new red blood cells. Red blood cells bring oxygen throughout the body, invigorating all your cells.
Gingko Biloba Extract promotes blood circulation, allowing the red blood cells accelerate the process of oxygen infusion.
Gaurana Seed Extract acts as a stimulant. Its characteristics are twice as effective as caffeine. The best characteristic of the Gaurana seed is that it helps reduce mental and physical fatigue.
As I have mentioned before, intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge. Which means developing both sides of your brain increases your intelligence and versatility.