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1, Aug 11, 2008

A Challenge to Your Brain — Imagine Fun out of Not-So-Fun

Filed under: Reading — admin @ 8:43 am

On weekend I was reading the magazine that my son once subscribed Discover. There is an article called “Mental Fitness,” Here’s the quote from the article, which I am going to share it with my son. “Fun, engrossing activities are strongly encoded in memory because they engage our emotions…” “Any information associated with pleasure and excitement triggers dopamine release.” This dopamine “fosters exploration in search of reward, causing newly acquired knowledge to be stored more deeply and better remembered later.”

It would be nice if we could always combine fun with the have-to-learn stuff. Yet, one thing we can do is trying to create fun out of something not-so-fun. How?  Here’s a challenge to your imagination.  Should be fun, shouldn’t it, unless you do not like to be challenged?  For me, anything challenge is fun, although not too much over my head.

1 Comment »

  1. I have always enjoyed reading your entries. Some entries may be short, but your keen observations of parent-children relationship is reflected throughout. Thank you.

    Comment by a reader — 1, Aug 12, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

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