We exercise our body to stay strong, healthy and in shape, so why shouldn't
we exercise our brain to stay mentally fit?
It is now possible to locate and observe complex qualities of the brain
through scientific research and it is now possible to perform exercises to stimulate
the brain for a better and stronger operation of networking between its tasks,
memory, learning, aging and more.
Recently, for the first time, scientists have provided convincing evidence that
each of the 100 billion cells in the human brain has the capacity to grow new
contact points (synapses) with its neighbors, creating a more complex and richer
network of interconnections. The brain’s capacity, referred to as brain plasticity,
tends to change and improve with learning new things, and new adaptation
throughout life. Also, studies have shown that the more learning and activities the
brain obtains, the more synapses are born. The more synapses that are born, the
more capable and stronger the network the brain will have. Accordingly it is
possible to achieve a better brain function. Therefore the idea of “i Fitness” is
The brain fitness center is designed to encourage people to improve their
memory, stay sharp and focused, and to work and think in a more effective
manner. The brain fitness center, named i Fitness, is a workout environment for
people who like to achieve more productivity, strength and youth and to become
healthier, better problem-solvers and likewise prevent mental diseases such as
memory loss and Alzheimer’s, which is a concern of about seventy-six million
baby boomers and others. In addition, the moral component of the brain fitness
center is that this type of exercise will encourage people to improve their
behavior and enhance their vision of themselves, our society and our planet.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Masters of Arts
Corcoran College of Art + Design (Washington, D.C.)
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