1. Play chess, checkers and poker

These games can not only make you richer, but also perfectly develop thinking. If you think that you play chess too well, try to play more for a while so that it takes no more than a minute to make a decision.
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2. Develop your numerical sense

Yes, yes, you already have this. Pull out a handful of trifles from your pocket, glance at her and try to count the total amount from memory. Veronique Izgard, a cognitive psychologist from Harvard, found out that the ancient structures of the brain are responsible for something that is about a quasi-ion for years (there are such numbers? We are not happy with this), but they can develop throughout their lives. To check how well your CC is developed at the moment, pass a short test or a large-scale test, the results of which will even be preserved in the annals of the American University and help to move science forward. Well, then - develop the CC. The easiest way is to pack things in a bag. When you figure out how to shove them better, your brain solves the most complicated tasks and trains.

3. Feed the brain properly!

Especially if you still cannot tell a single poem from the school curriculum to the end, and it reminds you of the birthdays of your acquaintances on Facebook.
■ Walnuts. Almost the main food for the erudite! They even look like a brain. Five nuts a day - and you will be provided with lecithin, which improves brain function and activates memory. More nuts are useful if you suddenly live in high radiation conditions.
■ Fish. Rare and cold, it is rich in iodine, and its meat contains omega-3 fatty acids, which provide a quick influx of the energy necessary for the transmission of impulses in brain cells. They also regulate the level of cholesterol in the blood and improve the functioning of the vessels. If you eat at least 100 grams of fish a day, your reaction rate will increase and you will reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
■ Pumpkin seeds. Put half a glass in your jacket pocket and during office scandals improve memory and make the brain think faster. All thanks to zinc.
■ Spinach. Add it to the morning omelet two or three times a week. Lutein contained in spinach protects brain cells from premature aging.
■ Sage. At Johns Hopkins University, it was found that sage inhibits the action of amino acids responsible for memory impairment. Now they drink tea with sage every day and remember everything about everyone.
4. Try to guess the next phrase of the interlocutor

Rebecca Seix of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is confident that with proper training, people will be able to understand others without words at all — by facial expression, look, and other similar features. This is the responsibility of the section of the brain, which is located behind the right ear and is responsible for intuition.
5. Start a blog

Telling it about the events of the day, you will not only learn to articulate thoughts, but also you will constantly think over new topics and caustic answers to the questions of devoted readers.

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6. Learn a foreign language

Andrea Machelli, doctor of neurology at the University of London, argues that people who know several foreign languages ​​find it easier to switch between different mental tasks. An additional impetus to the development of your brain will give a new way to learn incomprehensible foreign words.
■ Let's say, learning a language with parallel translations. On the site getparalleltranslations.com you will find books on the pages of which both English and Russian texts are posted. In fact, these are the same credits with which you love to watch the latest TV shows.
■ Slovak web developer Wojtek Rinik believes that words need to be taught before they appear in your book. Surprised by his advice, you have to feed the unfamiliar text to the service wordsfromtext.com, he will generate a list of the most frequently used words in response and invite you to mark strangers in it. They can optionally be printed out with translation, memorized and already fully armed to pounce on unsuspecting literature.