Brain Exercise [Bronze Award] No.50

Each exercise uses a specific mental ability you have and activates an important part of your brain. There are no “right or wrong” answers. Maintain and enhance your cognitive abilities based on neuroscience principles. Each exercise takes 5 minutes or less. Write down your answers or just keep them in mind. Enjoy.

In the 2012 London Olympic Games, there were racing events where the time difference between the competitors was small.

Suppose you meet a 24 year old athlete from your home town who, came in 4th in their swimming event. The athlete practiced 4 hours a day for four years to prepare for the event. They did everything their coach said to do.

In their race, the time difference between the gold, silver and bronze metal winners and 4th place was 1/10 of a second. The athlete’s parents, brother and sister watched from the stands. The family took out a loan to travel to London to watch them swim. Each travel package cost 20,000 US dollars.

What will you say to the young person when you are introduced to them? If the athlete asked you for a comment or advice about their situation, what will you say?

Mental Abilities: Observing, visualizing and giving good advice.

Brain Map: The occipitoparietal-frontal network.

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