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Cognitive Enhancement

Our Changeable Brains

Science has shown the brain to be neuroplastic across our lifetime.   

What’s more: Arrowsmith can target and strengthen specific parts of our brains. Like machines at the gym designed to strengthen different parts of our bodies.  

Arrowsmith's cognitive exercises are designed to strengthen different cognitive functions. We can enhance:    

  • underlying functions for literacy and numeracy  
  • processing speed  
  • memory  
  • capacities to communicate, problem solve, reason, self-organize  
  • emotional strength, resilience and intelligence    

When cognitive capacity is enhanced, life and learning becomes easier, and ultimately transformative. 

Fun fact: The brain is better than a muscle – once a cognitive function has been enhanced through targeted exercise, it maintains its gains! Participants have reported back decades after their cognitive training – there's no drop off in their functioning. Cognitive gains are enduring because they are used constantly in everyday intellectual activities thus continuing to be stimulated. 

 

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Each of Us Has a Unique Brain

Neuroscience has shown us our brain is responsible for our every thought and action. Its condition determines our ability to accomplish any goal, big or small.   

Like an orchestra made up of multiple instruments playing together to create music, our brains are made up of many cognitive functions, each responsible for a specific role or job within learning and performance.   

Each of these functions operates along a continuum of capacity. If a function is weak, tasks involving that function are challenging; if the function is further along the continuum, a task will be easier to learn – even enjoyable.

Your Complete Guide to Brain-Based Learning

Educators have a core responsibility to ensure their students develop essential academic and lifelong skills, but how can they better meet this need? The answer lies in where all learning begins; the brain.

In our Beginners Guide to Brain-Based Learning we look at the brain’s importance to learning and how, through this understanding and application, we can improve student outcomes and well-being - as well as benefit teachers, education and society at large.

Our Cognitive Profile Determines How We Learn and Perform

The speed or ease with which we learn and perform depends on our unique cognitive profile – the combination of our various strengths and weaknesses across different cognitive functions. 

Each of our cognitive functions is operating somewhere along this continuum:

Cognitive Function graphic

What’s more - from wherever we are operating on this continuum – we can enhance these functions and pursue cognitive excellence. 

Our Changeable Brains

Science has shown the brain to be neuroplastic across our lifetime.  

What’s more: We can target and strengthen specific parts of our brains. Like machines at the gym designed to strengthen different parts of our bodies. 

Arrowsmith's cognitive exercises are designed to strengthen different cognitive functions. We can enhance:   

  • underlying functions for literacy and numeracy 
  • processing speed 
  • memory 
  • capacities to communicate, problem solve, reason, self-organize 
  • emotional strength, resilience and intelligence   

When we enhance our cognitive capacity, life and learning becomes easier, and ultimately transformative.

Fun fact: The brain is better than a muscle – once a cognitive function has been enhanced through targeted exercise, it maintains its gains! Participants have reported back decades after their cognitive training – there's no drop off in their functioning. Cognitive gains are enduring because they are used constantly in everyday intellectual activities thus continuing to be stimulated. 

Brain Fitness For a Lifetime

A strong brain can be built. Lifelong neuroplasticity means brains can be enhanced at any age.

 

FINAL - Brain Fitness For A Lifetime Graph

 

Stronger Brains = Brighter World 

Harnessing the power of neuroplasticity across our lifespan
offers a promising future for our brains, and ourselves.  Imagine a world where: