Wise Wednesday Brain Byte: Social Connections

“Our brains get a good workout whenever we encounter another human being. Even if it’s just a few minutes chatting. To carry on a conversation: we have to pay close attention, respond to questions, interpret vocal tone and body language, and use short and long term memory to access facts that pertain to the conversation. At the same time, we have to block out the other stimuli that compete for our attention. All of these are complex executive functions, demanding extra work from the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain particularly vulnerable to age-related cognitive decline.” Page 110 Reader’s Digest No More Brain Drain.

Get out and communicate today for your brain’s sake!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kellyp
    Sep 11, 2014 @ 07:22:22

    Love our Tues and Wednesday morning chats! Xoxoxoxo

    Reply

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