Today, I would like to talk to you about a subject that really excites me the brain. Especially the ability to help your child’s brain using the science of the brain.
What is Neurobics and “How” can it help your kid’s? and why is it so beneficial for their particular stage of development.
What is Neurobics?
Neurobics is a term coined by Lawrence Katz and Manning Rubin which exercises the brain stay at its tip-top shape. The primary function will be to help you memory stay sharp, as well as help you gain the ability to learn new information in a quicker manner.
Neurobics is a new science on “How” to exercise the brain.
Neurobics will help you use all of your senses in a way that you would not expect, when training your brain in this manner you brain will stimulate new growth.
In a nut shell you will help develop the cognative abilities in your brain, as a weight lifter develops his muscles by continuously breaking down and building new muscle fibers. Your brain is also a muscle and can develop new neural connections based on the activities you choose.
What is Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity and neural plasticity, is the ability of the brain to change throughout an individual’s life, e.g., brain activity associated with a given function can be transferred to a different location, the proportion of gray matter can change, and synapses may strengthen or weaken over time.
Research in the latter half of the 20th century showed that many aspects of the brain can be altered (or are “plastic”) even through adulthood. However, the developing brain exhibits a higher degree of plasticity than the adult brain.
Neuroplasticity can be observed at multiple scales, from microscopic changes in individual neurons to larger-scale changes such as cortical remapping in response to injury. Behavior, environmental stimuli, thought, and emotions may also cause neuroplastic change through activity-dependent plasticity, which has significant implications for healthy development, learning, memory, and recovery from brain damage.
At the single cell level, synaptic plasticity refers to changes in the connections between neurons, whereas non-synaptic plasticity refers to changes in their intrinsic excitability.
This information taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroplasticity
Activate Learning – we engage with our students; rather than TELL them what they’ll learn, we ask them to tell us! We relate what they’re learning on the mat to their life outside of the dojo, too, helping them find their intrinsic motivation to succeed.
How We Stimulate Working memory
Stimulating Working Memory – we understand our students learn best through fun-filled game-based instruction with their peers. We systematically run our drills or “games” so that students are engaged; consequently their brains release proteins, creating new neural connectors between the new neurons so that they can travel farther through the neural pathways.
This effectively sets any student up to learn and retain MORE INFORMATION, FASTER.
Fostering Fluid Intelligence
Fostering Fluid Intelligence – we concentrate on specific material that the students will retain and be measured on.
This is the point of the class where we are stimulating their neuroplasticity or literally molding their minds, as their now in the best place to learn and retain new material and details.
Increasing Mental Recollection
Finally we Increase Mental Recollection – our students have the opportunity to download all the information they’ve just learned by allowing our students the chance to rest their brains after such high activity.
The chance to send more oxygen back to their brain helps the knowledge they’ve just gained become a permanent part of them!
Our approach is designed to help our students grow in 4-Dimensions, or Physically, Intellectually, Emotionally & Socially, allowing them to become the best versions of themselves that they can be!.