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You always hear that it makes you smarter to do crossword puzzles or Sudoku, and to listen to Mozart and Bach.
Well, according to a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego named Nicholas Spitzer, it's actually better for your brain to throw on a bathing suit and lay out in the backyard until you've baked yourself up good.
Spitzer says, quote, "Let me dispel a brain development myth. Many people think classical music is going to enhance brain function or playing particular games sharpens one's cognitive function. These theories don't stand up."
Puzzles and classical music temporarily help your concentration, but don't help your lomg-term brain function.
The best things you can do for your brain are exercising, eating well, going out in the sun, reading music and playing an instrument, and having sex.