During our Brainwave topic, we have been learning about a wide range of new concepts and skills about our brains and how they work. It has been fascinating learning about the evolution of the brain over millions of years, and diving deep into our minds to see how we learn, and how we can train our brains. We learned that the brain is a lot like a muscle - we can make it stronger by using it in the right ways, like practising a skill!
We looked at neurons and talked about how they help our bodies function, particularly in the brain. We participated in an activity to demonstrate the way neurons work and interact, by using string to represent neurons. We made 'connections' by finding similar interests in the class, much like the connections in the brain which become stronger with training. We also found out that by not practising a skill, those connections become weaker over time - much like our muscles. This showed us the importance of always keeping our minds active and keeping our skills sharp by practising them regularly - a very timely reminder to start the year!