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Mental exercises designed to create new neural pathways in the brain by using the senses in unconventional ways.
- ‘The good news is that through a type of mental exercise called neurobics you can grow new dendrites and increase their complexity.’
- ‘The key to neurobics is using all your senses, but using them in new ways.’
- ‘Some cognitive scientists are urging that we practice ‘neurobics’ - activities designed to enrich the connections between brain cells.’
- ‘For example, Snowdon, who conducted the nun study, is not a proponent of neurobics, arguing instead that mental stimulation in the first 12 to 14 years of life is key.’
- ‘Neurobics, a form of exercises involving the sensory organs, keeps the brain fit, healthy and alive.’
- ‘Following the simple guidelines above (full attention, use senses in a new context, break your routine), you can invent your own neurobics routine.’
- ‘Katz says neurobics is especially important as we grow older, to keep our thinking agile and flexible.’
- ‘Supporters of the so-called neurobics movement are likely to use the new findings to advance their agenda.’
- ‘Called ‘neurobics,’ they ‘enhance the brain's natural drive to form associations between different types of information,’ Katz says.’
- ‘Half the work of engaging in neurobics is coming up with the activities themselves!’
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