As We Age:
The theory of brain elasticity has gained acceptance in the world of education. As we age, our brain elasticity becomes static. Our traditional education is over and we’re probably good enough at our jobs that we’re not learning new skills. Our brains, then, are coasting on cruise-control and looking forward to a lazy retirement.
But not so fast! With a little brain gymnastics, we can ensure a longer, more rewarding life. By keeping your brain active and challenged, by involving it in thought you can stave off brain decline. One of the best ways to do this is to involve the brain in thought processes that use different parts of the brain simultaneously. Playing piano is the perfect activity for this purpose and it also happens to be a lot of fun.