To 'Keep Sharp' This Year, Keep Learning

NPR: Neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta's new book about the brain, Keep Sharp, explains some of the latest research, debunks myths and offers practical advice on improving cognitive function.

Interested in learning a new skill in the new year? CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that will also improve your brain health.

"The act of experiencing something new — or even doing something that's typical for you, but in a different way — can all generate these new brain cells," says Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon and associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. "We want to constantly be using new paths and trails and roads within our brain."...No matter how old you are, it's never too late to develop new brain pathways, Gupta says. READ MORE

(Source: NPR, 01/04/2021)