The mind is like a muscle: it swells with exercise. Gouldâ€™s and Kozorovitskiyâ€™s work reminds us not only how easy it is to hurt a brain, but how little it takes for that brain to heal. Give a primate just a few extra playthings, and its neurons are capable of escaping the downward cycle of stress.
This is fantastic news. We know that our mind can improve with practice. Now we know that our brain can improve with practiice. Link: The Reinvention of the Self.