How are Crafting and Neuroplasticity related?
Turns out, they’re closer than you think! Learning a new skill increases the amount of myelin being produced in our brain, which is key for forming new brain connections. And what is crafting if not learning new skills!
What is Myelin you ask?
It’s white brain matter that fills over 50% of our brain. There is a host of evidence suggesting that this white matter is the key to faster learning, increased neuro strength, and speed – “we’re changing how our brain is wired on a deep level.”
You can teach an old dog new tricks.
Our brain remains flexible throughout our lives, so learning new skills remains crucial as we grow older!
Perfect Practice Makes Perfect.
The quantity and quality of your practice are incredibly important. “To improve your performance, you need to practice frequently, and get lots of feedback so you practice correctly.”
Learn from Others.
It can be hard to learn new skills correctly by yourself which is why we suggest learning from a friend or trying out one of our craft workshops.
Our workshops are specifically designed to encourage consistent creative practice and offer encouraging feedback so you can reach your full skill-building potential!
The Crafty Takeaway
Learning a craft properly the first time and practicing those skills consistently, will help your memory, brain, and overall body functions by producing more myelin!
“Practicing skills over time causes those neural pathways to work better.”