Dave’s post reminded me of a really interesting conversation with someone (a professor at a London University, sorry I didn’t catch her name) at the recent learning technologies conference in London who made some suggestions on how to keep brain connections re-forming & combat the decline as we get older.
She suggested having a 5 year plan in which a new skill was learnt and mastered each year. She suggested year 1; learn a language, year 2; rollerblading, year 3; learn a musical instrument, year 4; study at university, year 5;something else completely new. She also suggested drinking lots of water. (after the rollerblading!) She talked about the importance of a variety of new skills to challenge ourselves and to encourage new connections.
So… I wonder what our 5 new skills would be?