A dull brain responds slowly to carrying out basic brain cognitive functions like perceiving, understanding and remembering information.
Scientifically speaking, no one can have a dull brain. You might just be using less of your natural brainpower.
Dullness is all about the slow speed of the brain in processing, similar to a computer’s processor! Unlike the computer, the brain can gain processing speed by continuous practice and brain exercises.
What can make your brain dull?
Lack of a healthy diet
In addition to a balanced diet, some nutrients are key for a healthy brain. Essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 6 are intimately involved in brain function.
Also, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Folic acid and Vitamin B12 help to control methylation, a process that goes on throughout the brain and body, helping to turn one neurotransmitter into another. These neurotransmitters are the brains chemicals of communication, they send messages from one brain cell to another.
Lack of healthy diet can lead to accumulation of toxins like lead and copper in the brain.
These can be countered in part by anti-oxidants consumed through fruits and vegetables such as berries, plums, oranges, sukuma wiki, spinach, broccoli, beet root, bell peppers, onions, eggplant etc. Sign up for a free Lishe Living account, let we’ll help you keep track of what you eat, and generate a meal plan that keeps your brain sharp.
Also, excess consumption of fatty food can cause a decrease in blood flow to the brain that in the long run will reduce the brain cognitive process.
Exercise helps the brain in a lot of ways, and lack of exercise has the exact opposite effect on the brain. These can accelerate ageing of the brain and predispose the brain to stroke, and neurogenerative diseases.
Toxin Or Chemical Effect
Toxins accumulation in the brain can affect cognitive processes. Some neurotoxic chemical or drugs and oxidants can cause damage to the brain cell and reduce its function!
Common examples of neurotoxins include lead, ethanol (drinking alcohol), manganese, glutamate, nitric oxide, botulinum toxin (e.g. Botox), copper, tetanus toxin, and tetrodotoxin etc.
A good means of getting rid of these toxins is to clean up your diet by eating fresh organic foods, drinking more water to encourage detoxification and including condiments to your diet such as turmeric. Some studies have shown that turmeric prevents the growth of malignant cells, and garlic strengthens the body’s natural detoxification process.
People who don’t engage their brain risk losing its power! An inactive brain will lose its interneuronal connection and lose its cognitive functions. “Use it or lose it!”
This is why reading and discussing what we read brightens our brains. Make it a habit to read and learn deeply about a single topic. Challenge yourself to understand something very well.
Minor or major head traumas can cause a degenerative process in the brain cells. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the term used to describe brain degeneration likely caused by repeated head traumas.
Brain traumas no matter how small can reduce cognitive functions and cause brain dullness. Please and please guide your head at all time!
Lack of good sleep!
Good sleep helps to improve cognitive functions, while sleep deprived person will have low cognitive functions, impaired memory and dull brain!