Let me start by asking you a question- do you really believe that you can train the brain?
To answer this question let me first go into a brief on how the brain is believed to function. We all know that a layman’s understanding is that the brain is divided into parts the left part of the brain and the right side of the brain.
The left side of the brain is purely devoted to sequential activities and is considered to be the logical part of the brain. The Left part of the brain controls logic, sequence, numbers etc.
The Right Side of the Brain is considered to be the one which has the creativity, imagination and the intuition powers so the Right Side of the Brain controls rhythm, music, pictures, Imagination, creativity, Intuition etc.
For early childhood we are all trained in certain ways to behave, study eat and react, this would differ from region to region and also is dependent on the cultural background that we belong to. It is also true that if we if wish to develop or train any part of our body we need to exercise them.
Similarly for our brain too if we wish to extract the maximum benefits and make maximum use of our Brain we need to train our brain.
How exactly does this training happen? Well there are many Brain Training programs available in society at large. These programs or training courses help the child to make maximum use of the left and the right brain. You will be surprised to learn that we are using a very small amount of the brain power available to us, and because our education system which is designed to concentrate on the left brain activities we hardly use the Right Brain capabilities.
The Brain Development Courses stress on the left brain right brain co-ordination such that we are able to lubricate and mobilise both the hemispheres of the brain. These trainings are normally done with the help of neurobic exercises or exercises that employ the use of both the Right Side of the Body and the left side of body, because the left side of the brain is controlled by the Right Side of the body and the Right Side of the Brain is controlled by the left side of the brain.
Meditation also helps us in training our minds and gives us better control of the brain waves resulting in a more left and right co-ordination and clarity of thought process.
So to answer the question asked right at the start of the blog yes it is possible to train the brain. The brain can be trained and also by training the brain it can help the kids in school.
There are many Brain Training Programs and Memory Boosting Activity centres around the globe. In fact, in Japan there is a program which helps the children to help boost the memory of children with the use of Flash cards. It is very popular and many schools in Japan have Right Brain Training Classes for their students inbuilt as a part of their Curriculum.
The children are able to train their minds in such a manner that they are able to retain observed content for the longer duration of time and hence make it easy for them to commit to memory.
Brain Development Programs work on the fundamental principles of achieving the right balance between the left and right brain co-ordination. In certain Brain Development Activities they also make use of Digitised Music which helps to open up neural pathways in the brain and provides us better usage of our Brain Powers.
Every child is unique and different we have to unwrap the genius within. Brain Training programs helps the students to increase their focus, Attention and Memory Retention abilities thus helping them in their academic and also in various disciplines in school.
The writer works at BRAINY – which Specializes in whole brain training of kids in the age group of 7 to 16 years of age. Our Programs help students in getting better brain wave control and increased level of focus, concentration along with enhanced Memory skills. We add life skills for better citizens of tomorrow. To know more about their programs you can visit www.brainy.co.in