It does not require an artist to appreciate the benefits of drawing, which nurtures basic hand- eye coordination and cultivates brain activity in a unique way. It also sends synapses to neurotransmitters, helping more vividly and permanently to store your memories.
Drawing is a healthy brain activity whether doodles on a piece of paper or charcoal portraits. Though painting is an extension of drawing, but unlike drawing it introduces unfamiliar and new colors and textures to stimulate the brain. Painting encourages noticing the minute details of the world around us, and focusing in this manner leads to a heightened state of alertness.
Playing an instrument also benefits the brain significantly – memory, hand-eye coordination, mathematic skill and concentration all improve with playing an instrument. Playing any instrument facilitates improved and increased cognitive skills, as creating music forces various regions of the brain to work together.
Furthermore, writing – like reading – encourages grammar skills, use of proper syntax and vocabulary growth. Writing fosters better memory skills and helps your brain store more information effectively. Studies reveal that students who take handwritten notes during classes score better on tests. For those who struggle to form creative ideas, role- playing (putting yourself in someone else’s shoes) can help the brain develop unique solutions for difficult problems.
Moreover, interacting with others helps people gain new ideas, see things from a different perspective and expand beyond their own limited thinking. You need to share information with others; i.e. pursue peers and colleagues to share wisdom and experience.
New ideas and fresh faces create an amplified learning environment and spur inspiration. No two people are the same; everyone stores memories differently and interprets information uniquely. Gaining perspective from another person helps your brain consider new techniques and new solutions for professional and personal issues.