Amazing Brain Dendrites
Amazing Dendrites can help the body’s ability to remember and perform.
One of the coolest things about these dendrites is that you can build them so easily. By doing something new, or out of the ordinary for yourself, you strengthen and help build them. Things as simple as crossing your legs opposite of what you are used to, stretching your brain by learning a new subject, trying a new skill, taking up a sport you haven’t ventured to do, learning in a new way (such as learning visually or hands-on, for instance), all promote dendrite growth.
Try painting, skiing, yoga, writing, singing, basketball, card tricks….the list is endless!!
Below is a link to some great information on dendrites.
In lab animals of all ages, environmental enrichment has been related to dendritic branching, spine density, and overall number of synapses. In addition, skill training has been shown to lead to the formation and stabilization of new spines while destabilizing old spines, suggesting that the learning of a new skill involves a rewiring process of neural circuits. Since the extent of spine remodeling correlates with success of learning, this suggests a crucial role of synaptic structural plasticity in memory formation. In addition, changes in spine stability and strengthening occur rapidly and have been observed within hours after training.