​What if you are using your brain wrong?

In 1941, the British psychologist Raymond Bernard introduced two types of intelligence, fluid intelligence and crystallised intelligence.
Fluid intelligence is the capacity to think logically and solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge. Fluid intelligence tends to decline during late adulthood. Where as, crystallized intelligence is the ability to utilize information, skills, knowledge, and experience in a way that could be measured on a standardized test. This type of intelligence tends to increase with age.
So what if that indicates that we are using our brain wrong?
You see, the more we practice anything, the more our brain rewire, strengthen its connections and become very good at it, and the less we practice the more we forget what we learned, in other words, use it or lose it.
When we were young, we didn’t have alot of information to base our decisions upon, so we used our fluid intelligence alot, every problem was a new challenge and our fluid intelligence was the one who had to come up with a solution for it, but as we grew up, we widened our knowledge and limited our brains capacity by dealing with the same old situations that we already knew how to solve, crystallized intelligence is a very useful type of intelligence particularly in the academic field, but when it comes to creativity and unexpected situations, I think fluid intelligence is far more important. So we should try to challenge our brain more by stepping out of our comfort zones and accepting new challenges.


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