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Ways to Turbo Charge Your Brain

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Smile, and you’ll experience how the body influences the brain. But how should we think about this relationship? Is a smile an input to the brain or an output from the brain — or both? Recently, we found help from Andy Clark, a professor of logic and metaphysics at Edinburgh University, Scotland, and author of Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension (Oxford University Press, 2008). Describing our “cognitive engine,” he writes:“An analogy I sometimes use is with the workings of a turbo-driven car engine. Compare: the car makes exhaust fumes (outputs) that are also inputs that drive the turbo that adds power (up to around 30 percent more power) to the engine. The exhaust fumes are both outputs and self-generated inputs that, as they loop around, surely form a proper part of the overall power-generating mechanism. I think much the same is true of our use of bodily gestures while reasoning with others, and of the way that actively writing contributes to the process of thinking. The gestures and words on the page are outputs that immediately loop back in ways that form larger circui …

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