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Learning a New Skill Works Best to Keep Your Brain Sharp

As Lauren Silverman explains for NPR, research from the University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that learning a new skill is the best way to keep the brain sharp as time goes on. In fact, the more alien and complex the skill learned, the more likely the brain is to retain higher memory function and strengthened neural connections. By comparison, playing simple “brain games” is more likely to only improve short-term memory, and probably in very specific ways. One more thing learned from research is that exercise—specifically, three days a week for 45 minutes—increases the volume of the brain. You really can work out every muscle!

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About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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