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Mistakes should be feared. The brain is stimulated to form new connections whenever it is challenged, which is often seen when people commit mistakes. https://www.youcubed.org/think-it-up/mistakes-grow-brain/

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Scientists have found that children’s play can promote brain development by fostering connections in the prefrontal cortex and much more. http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/08/06/336361277/scientists-say-childs-play-helps-build-a-better-brain

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Neuroplasticity is the trigger behind unexpected ideas that come at the oddest times. Learn how this works from this article. http://lifehacker.com/the-science-of-inspiration-and-how-to-make-it-work-for-1467413542

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When properly trained, human memory can accomplish astonishing feats of memory that can last for a long time. http://neurosciencenews.com/immune-system-memory-neuroanatomy-6509/

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When learning new things, one of the best ways to do it is for people to explain it to themselves. This article from APA explains the science behind it. http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2016/03/explaining-yourself.aspx

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Navigating through novel places through maps encourages the brain to make new connections and strengthen old ones. Thus, overreliance on navigators can undercut one’s ability to build stronger neural pathways. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/preparing-the-unpredictable/201704/why-relying-gps-does-your-brain-no-favors

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Training the amygdala to respond positively to positive memories has the potential to play a significant role in the long-term management and treatment of clinical depression. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/demystifying-psychiatry/201704/treating-depression-training-your-amygdala

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Brain plasticity holds much promise as an adjunct treatment during addiction recovery. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201302/neuroplasticity-and-addiction-recovery

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Video games aren’t the only mind-bending games known to promote good mental health and resilience. Games like Go have been found to help promote brain resilience. http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/leisure/brain-games/10-mind-bending-strategy-games10.htm
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