Teaching old dogs new tricks
How did we evolve to be in charge of this planet? By having the largest brain relative to body size of all mammals, that’s how.
The brain is an important organ. Though it takes up only 2% of our body mass, all that thinking, learning and interpreting consumes 20% of our energy. How we experience the world depends on what is going on inside of our brain.
And what is really interesting is, no matter what age we are, we can change the make-up of our brains depending on what we are engaged in – a process known as neuroplasticity. This is good news if we are striving to continually learn and improve. We do, however, need to exercise our brains in order to build this muscle. Continue reading