posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 05:24 AM
I love doing cryptograms for one. Memory puzzles are fun, mind teasers are great, reading a real paper book is amazing and nothing EVER Beats the
smell of a library.
I do agree that mental stimulation helps the brain process info faster for longer. Like anything, if you do not use it, you will get stagnant. Why do
you think if you learn something and not use it, you forget in time? It's the brain losing a part that used to /make/ it. I lost a lot of stuff I
used to know in high school. Or even just a few years ago. That's scary. When you forget something you used to know off the top of your head - even
if it was just..... closing your restaurant and the steps you took to get the report for the day off the computer - you used to know that like
breathing, but now? 2 years later you couldn't remember if you wanted to unless someone told you and refreshed your memory.
That applies to many things. Think of something you used to do/know/say without thinking about it. I know there's something. How well can you recall
it now? If you can with a high accuracy, thats amazing. If you can't, well.. you just lost part of something which used to make you /you/. What if
next time it's a phone number? Or your address? Or the name of your 3rd cousin? or you want to call your sister Jane but instead spew out your other
sisters' names first, "Mary.. i mean heather.... JANE. Gosh, what's /wrong/ with me?"
You know that's happened or will at some point. Exercise your brain. Once you start forgetting things, it's a part of you gone for ever.