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Why You Should Try Something New Every Day

New study demonstrates the power of novelty to boost the brain’s problem-solving abilities

Adapting to change can be tough. It requires the flexibility to explore new approaches and find new solutions. But research from the lab of Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD, suggests that animals improve their ability to adapt the more they encounter new places and new faces.


Published February 24 in Nature, the work by Postdoctoral Fellow Alan Park, PhD, and his colleagues demonstrates the powerful impact novelty can have on the brain and its ability to solve problems. And it might just inspire you to try something new today!

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