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Shower with your eyes closed. Take a different route to work. Learn the Braille numbers in the elevator for the floors. Hold your nose and taste different foods to explore how the taste changes.
You'll be surprised at what you experience.
These are "neurobic" exercises, recommended by a noted neurobiologist. Not to be confused with "aerobic" workouts, these neurobic drills involve one or more of your senses in a novel way. They engage your attention, break routine activities in unexpected fashions and result in what can best be described as "brain training."
It's a neuro-psychological way of saying you can teach an old dog some new tricks. The brain, even your brain, can be retrained. Try using your nondominant hand to go through your morning routine of combing your hair and brushing your teeth. Or sharing a meal in silence and seeing how it affects your sensory experience of the food. Or taking a whiff of cloves when you dial a certain phone number and seeing if it helps you remember...