Developing your brain and improving performance
April 10, 2014 3:38 PM Subscribe
I recently learned that the brain starts out with a lot of fluid intelligence (the ability to acquire new skills and knowledge) which decreases as time goes on. I'm 21, and it has reduced a bit already—but it's never too late to start. How can I take the most advantage of this and build the right foundation for my brain while I'm still young?
posted by markbao to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Exercise? Those scientifically-dubious brain games? Solving difficult problems? Learning difficult math or a specific subject? Reading philosophical texts?
I think this is a crucial question, since brain function is so fundamental, so making a change at this fundamental level might bring about huge resulting changes.