An article in yesterday’s Guardian Unlimited claims that
Doing ‘brain exercises’ such as watching Countdown, playing Sudoku or taking a shower with your eyes closed can make us all up to 40 per cent cleverer within seven days
Guess which one I’ll be working on ?
But an increasing body of scientific opinion holds that you can take steps in your life to actually improve your brainpower by, for example, …working on your spatial awareness
So I lie in bed, with my eyes closed and become spatially aware as I picture the side of the bed, the pillow, the room I am in. And that will make me cleverer ? Cool. I can handle that :)
One suggestion though:
using your computer mouse with your ‘wrong’ hand for an hour a day
I need to do this. A combination of very poor typing skills + posture + using the mouse a lot is now making itself felt in my right hand. It’s talking warnings right now …. painful ones too.