Have you ever carried out a rigid exercise plan/diet and observed the results in front of a mirror? There is nothing as rewarding as seeing results! Within health and fitness one can observe these positive changes both through physical modifications as well as through improved ability (fitness levels). Unfortunately you can’t view the effects brain training has physically but improved ability in numerous activities can be seen. This is possible due to brain training and its effects on neuroplasticity, which will be explained in the latter part of the post. 

How does Brain training affect Neuroplasticity?

 Brain training increases the brain’s ability to function quicker and more accurately through rigid repetition and progression exercises. Just like physical training builds muscles in the body, brain training builds the brain. How does it do that you may ask; well it’s actually quite simple to explain. The brain uses neurons to transfer information to different parts of the brain and body. Hence allowing the person to filter information and react according to what the brain sees fit. Neuroplasticity allows these neurons to strengthen and allows for new neurons to be developed. In essence, if your neurons were two-lane roads that could easily cause traffic build up (information). Neuroplasticity allows these two-lane roads to be turned into highways where traffic (information) can travel through with far more precision and speed.

Areas of focus

Developing and strengthening these neural pathways acquires repetition of exercises that focus on specific areas of the brain. These include: 

  • Attention (how long and well one can focus)
  • Working memory (one’s ability to make sense of immediate observation of information).
  • Long term memory (how quickly one can access learned information).
  • Auditory processing (how well one can make sense of what you hear), visual processing (how well one makes sense of what you see).
  • Logic and reasoning (how well one can put different information together to explain or interpret specific occurrences)   
  • Processing speed (how quickly one can filter and distribute observed information throughout the brain and body).

Who can join?

The beauty of BrainEnhance training is that all people between the ages of 8-108 can start training. For those who need remedy from injuries or those struggling to read comprehensively, even the folks who are embarrassed by their recently obtained IQ scores. BrainEnhance has the answers!

Contact us for more information – alison@brainenhance.co.za