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Learning Something New Changes your Brain!

Our brain reflects our life experiences and brain maps can show it! Each time you learn something new your brain physically changes by developing new neuronal pathways to support your newly learned information. Research continues to discover that new neural activity patterns emerge with long-term learning. For example, individuals who have expertise in specific skills, those who are bilingual or those that play musical instruments all show brain growth in the areas of their specific type of learning.

To help maximize your brains power and neuron connections – Try Learning Something New! Maybe you choose to learning new sport, craft, hobby, or instrument – the activity is not as important as the learning that takes place when it is something new!

 

Journal Reference:

  1. Emily R. Oby, Matthew D. Golub, Jay A. Hennig, Alan D. Degenhart, Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, Byron M. Yu, Steven M. Chase, Aaron P. Batista. New neural activity patterns emerge with long-term learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019; 201820296 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1820296116