Wolfgang Knecht, lecture, conference, Brain Fair at the ETH Zurich stands this year under the Motto "The healthy brain". How do I keep my Brain fit?
there are several approaches: for example, we are going to talk in this context, certainly about diet, exercise, especially dance, and sleep. Because especially in these areas, you can do something Good for his brain.
Yes, the effects of dance on the brain are currently being investigated here at ETH. The Special thing is that the acoustic world encounters the movement, and thus several functions are activated simultaneously – for example, the attention and the sensory and motor skills. This has a positive effect on our brain power. Based on these results are now made games, what are the different mental and physical functions can work out.
And what influence can have food on the brain?
a Lot of nuts, fruits, and Mediterranean food contain so-called antioxidants. This can counteract chronic inflammation in the brain. Such occur in the age increasingly.
What are the dangers of going because of such inflammation?
It is believed that many diseases – including, possibly, Alzheimer's – are caused by such inflammation or laying down. For this purpose, however, is to say that it is hypotheses that are currently under review.
And how I get my brain a bit of pampering?
If you want to do your brain some Good, then you should have enough sleep – a key for many areas. Thus, for example, memory can be consolidated content, were recorded throughout the day, better. Who is rested, to tackle problems better. In contrast, a lack of sleep can have the opposite effect and in the worst case, even mental diseases cause.
when will I get a good night's sleep?
When you sleep as much as your body feels necessary. This is the case, if you Wake up in the Morning without an alarm clock. Thus, previously, would have to go to bed, who wakes up in the Morning by the ringing.
What can I do against insomnia?
You can try to get by means of Meditation to rest. Further opportunities will be discussed at the Brain Fair, especially on Wednesday evening. Then, the various drugs will be discussed. Can this already be said, that you take, you better not be in too large quantities and over a long period of time.
What would you advise the students and pupils for the examination of the time – how can you expand your ability to learn?
Plenty of sleep, plenty of exercise and a balanced diet. Currently, for example, micro-dosing of the drug LSD is spoken in this context, often using pharmacological methods. Also this is at the Brain Fair is a theme. The professionals of such experiments. Meanwhile, there is the traditional memory training, which can have a certain effect.
What is it?
Due to special Training, you can be in a trained task better. However, the achievements can not be transferred to other areas.
you Can make a example ?
If I practise, for example, in Sudoku, I'll get better with time. This effect will remain for a certain time, if I stop with the Training. This Training will make me not be able to make a better chess player.
And what areas of the brain research is booming at the moment?
Currently, there are many activities in connection with so-called Neuro-Enhancers in the hope that they will have a positive effect on the Psyche, or cognitive performance. Even healthy people trying to boost their brain power. At the Brain Fair on Thursday, we look to pharmacological and electrical or magnetic brain stimulation. There we go, the question is, where the side effects and dangers of such stimulations.
Brain Fair 2019: discussion forums and lectures on "the healthy brain". To 15. March, ETH and University of Zurich . Registration is not necessary, participation is free of charge. All the information: www.brainfair.uzh.ch (tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 12.03.2019, 15:17 PM