Wendy Suzuki's Brain hacks take only 4 minutes or less and help you:
Engage your brain
Improve your memory
Improve your ability to learn
Improve motor function
BRAIN HACK 1
Go online and teach yourself a new dance move from the "So You Think You Can Dance" website and then practice it for 4 minutes to your favorite music.
CATEGORY: MOTOR CORTEX
BRAIN HACK 2
Try a new kind of cuisine that you have never tried before: Laotian, African, Croatian and Turkish come to mind. Be adventurous!
And here is another taste cortex brain hack for extra credit: trying eating a meal in complete darkness and see how the lack of visual input affects your sense of taste. It should change your experience of the meal and allow “pure” taste sensation to come through.
CATEGORY: TASTE CATEGORY
BRAIN HACK 3
There are so many fun possibilities to enrich your brain here! Here are just a few:
-- Watch a TED talk on a topic you know nothing about. -- Listen to a story from the Moth Radio Hour, a storytelling program with a wide range of topics. -- Listen to a popular podcast that you have never listened to before. -- Read a story from the section of the newspaper that you never read (for me, it would be finance or sports).