The main point is to do something that challenges and engages your mind NOT BECAUSE IT’S DIFFICULT but because IT’S DIFFERENT from what you normally do… (Keep Your Brain Alive; 121)

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Art is a medium for activating the nonverbal and emotional parts of the cerebral cortex. When you create art, you draw on parts of your brain interested in forms, colors, and textures, as well as thought processes very different from the logical, linear thinking that occupies most of your waking hours. (Keep Your Brain Alive; 126)

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The olfactory system can distinguish millions of odors by activating unique combinations of receptors in the nose. (Each reseptor is rather like a single note on a piano, while the perception of an odor is like striking a chord.) Encountering new odors adds new chords into the symphony of brain activity. (Keep Your Brain Alive; 91)

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When we read aloud or listen to someone reading, we use very different brain circuit than when we read silently. One of the earliest demonstrations of brain imaging clearly showed three distinct brain regions lighting up when the same word was read, spoken, or heard. (Keep Your Brain Alive; 50)

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