Well + Good: The idea that the brain is immovable, says Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is a collective delusion that the scientific community is now working steadily to disarm.
CNN’s chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD, has dedicated much of his career to studying what keeps the brain ticking well into old age. And following his 51st birthday, Dr. Gupta wrote that three behaviors (which you can do all at once, by the way) outpace the rest when it comes to protecting your thinking organ.
“In my role as a doctor and public educator, I’ve noticed that people tend to have a limited view of what their brains are capable of doing as they age, and the power they have to make themselves better, faster, fitter and, yes, sharper,” writes Dr. Gupta. “I think because the brain is encased in a hard shell of bone, many assume it is a black box, only measured by its inputs and outputs.” READ MORE
(Source: Well + Good, 01/06/2021)