Brain Exercises – Weird Memory Games To Improve Your Memory

Hey, guys. In this video, I’m going to show
you some really cool brain exercises that you can do to help keep your brain strong
and young. Check this out. Hey, guys. It’s Ron White. I’m a two-time
USA Memory Champion. I used to hold the record for the fastest to memorize a deck of cards
in the United States. And maybe you saw me on the show, Brain Games, on the National
Geographic Channel. In this video I’m going to show you some really cool brain exercises
that I learned from a book called Keep Your Brain Alive by Lawrence Katz, a Ph.D., and
Manning Rubin. In this book, Lawrence and Manning talk about a term called “neurobics.”
And neurobics is something when you use all of your senses — smelling, sight, taste,
touch — and you use it in new and unexpected ways. And these new and unexpected ways wake
up your brain and stimulate brain growth. There’s a myth going around that if you play
brain games and you just do the same game over and over and over again, it’s going to
improve your brain function and your cognitive ability. Neurobics says that is absolutely
not true. Instead of doing the same thing over and over again, what you need to do is
new and unique things that involve all your senses. For example, here is a neurobic exercise.
Get some coins and put them in your pocket. And then reach in your pocket. Not being able
to see the coins, feel them. Feel the edges, feel the texture, the size of them, and try
to figure out what coins they are. Are they pennies? Are they nickels? Are they dimes?
Are they quarters? This is a neurobic exercise. You’re using your senses, your sense of touch,
and you’re trying to figure out what a coin is. That’s a neurobic exercise. It’s kind
of fun, and see how you do. Another neurobic exercise that’s going to
challenge your brain is to close your eyes when you walk in your house and walk around
your house with your eyes closed, trying to remember where the furniture is. Now do this
slowly. I don’t want anybody to get hurt. But by closing your eyes and changing up your
routine, you’re really testing your memory here and you’re making your memory work in
ways that it’s not used to working. And that’s what neurobics is about: making your brain
work in ways that it’s not used to working, challenging your brain. That’s a real fun
neurobic exercise. Here’s another neurobic exercise that you
can do with your friends. Watch the television but put it on mute. And then you and your
friends invent conversations with the characters talking. You don’t know what they’re saying
because it’s on mute, but invent the conversation. That’s a neurobic exercise. It’s going to
stimulate your brain. It’s something that you hardly ever do. And that is why it is
such a great brain exercise. Next, do things that get you out of your normal
thinking patterns. For example, if you always read magazines about motorcycles or camping,
pick up some magazines about something that you would never normally read about. That’s
going to stimulate your creativity and get your brain thinking in ways that it normally
wouldn’t work. You know what I really like to do? I think
we all know some news channels have a bias that lean politically one way or the other
way. You know what I often like to do? I like to watch the channels that I know are going
to lean the opposite direction than I normally think, because I want to stimulate my creativity,
and I want to start thinking in ways that I’ve never thought before. And that is a neurobic
exercise. Whenever you’re driving in your car, your
brain gets on autopilot. And you always just, “I’m going to go down this way. I’m going
to turn here. I’m going to go that way.” And that’s just getting into a habit and your
brain’s almost half asleep whenever you’re driving. I once drove through the entire city
of Houston and I didn’t realize that I had driven through it until I had driven through
it. And I had to turn around and go back because my brain was just on autopilot. When you’re
driving, take a new route home. This new route home will wake up your brain and engage your
brain, and that’s a neurobic exercise. Here’s one that’s really good. Write with
your nondominant hand, just for a day or two days or a week, tell yourself that every time
you write, you’re going to write with your nondominant hand. This is going to engage
parts of your brain that are normally not engaged. And it’s also fun. It’s fun to see
also how your handwriting improves. I was somewhat of a clumsy kid in high school when
I broke my arm twice in three years, my right arm. So I was having to write with my nondominant
hand often in high school. And my handwriting actually got pretty neat. Maybe that’s why
I became the USA Memory Champion 20 years later. All right. Another neurobic exercise is have
somebody get a bunch of spices, 10 or 15 spices. Close your eyes, take the lids off and smell
each one. And see if you can recognize the spices simply by smell. This is going to engage
your sense of smell in a new way and again, new ways of engaging our brain are what neurobic
exercises are all about. And involving your senses: touch, by touching a coin; smell,
by smelling spices. Involve all your senses in these neurobic exercises. All right, guys. If you want to get this book,
it’s on Amazon. It’s called Keep Your Brain Alive. Just click the link below and get this
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Glenn Chapman


  1. thanks for giving this information sir, your concept about brain function is very good and your a good speaker..

  2. I went through school been in the bottom classes and a teacher even called me 'slow' it has effected me sadly even as many years have passed. i want to change and im not going to accept that I am stupid anymore.

  3. Hi Ronnie. I am a school teacher. Can your techniques be applied in an educational setup

  4. what about programming in programming languages that have strange syntax`s that im not used to.

    or playing games i dont normally play.
    or try to program with my eyes closed.

  5. What are some ways to increase your IQ of 20 points? I read loads of great opinions on the net about how exactly Rotogenflux Methods will help you improve your IQ in a short period of time. Has any one tried this iq course?

  6. This awesome game “nonu amazing only” (Google it) is my means of amusement. Whether this really enhances my brain is secondary. You`ll love playing this game! You could improve your human brain by playing this phenomenal app. For me personally, this game is addicting and I suggest to play it.

  7. Waoh! This is very educative. Will surely recommend this interesting video to anyone seeking for ways to enhance brain power and IQ improvement.
    Also found this on hubpages very useful too. Enjoy https://hubpages.com/health/EXERCISES-TO-SHARPEN-YOUR-BRAIN

  8. I had been capable of making my mind active through the help of this brain training game “nonu amazing only” (Google it). While I`m still young, I want to workout my brain by performing many things so I could lessen the chances of possessing brain complications brought by old age. Just a few minutes daily will improve your memory and your ability to focus.

  9. Exercise & improve you brain with this app(compete against friend in 2players mode)

  10. Uncle!!!!
    Thanks for this video.I Needed this video because i am so weak and loser student.
    so thank you very much. I liked it much, suscribed it. Thanks!

  11. Thanks for your video, I have learned that some of my habits are for brain exercises. I thought I was a weirdo. Thanks. Thanks.

  12. Ron, Very nicely done, very informative, educative and helpful for memory athletes as well as non-memory athletes! 🙂

  13. They are as wierd as they are efficient!!! After a week with them i've improved a lot my memory!!!

  14. Ronnie white, i want to have a great memory, Increase my IQ as high as i can and increase my processing speed. What can i do?

  15. Make sure the friend you that gets you the spices are well trusted, they might kidnap you with chloroform or put the hottest pepper on earth

  16. love u sir. u r great. ur teachings will remain for centuries. thnx thnx…

  17. Tried the closing eyes technique while walking around. thx a lot now I have a spear stuck in my side

  18. hahah I muted your video and try voiced it by myself, but I'm not sure if my memory improved xD

  19. 3:27 I don't agree with this exactly. We should pay attention to opposing views and think critically about them; as well as we should think critically about our own views and beliefs. But to simply align our thinking with random ideologies is scarily easy to do if we allow ourselves to and is therefore not a legitimate "exercise". We must think critically All the time. All those wing nuts out there are people, just like you and I who were seduced by poisonous ideas. Critical thinking is often difficult and therefore a legitimate exercise.

  20. First Video and i already subscribe!!! Love it.. I think im addicted to learn and study new things !!
    Keep the good job!! Greetings from Portugal.

  21. I've tried the 2nd one a lot of times but I never knew it stimulated the brain cells to grow

  22. How is the Nerobic exercise different from using the muscle memory when playing instruments like the guitar?

  23. i struggle to remember and understanding something that im not enjoying to do like listen to my mom, cuz i don't care, and i won't

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  25. Is your name google ? …you have everything i am searching for ….LOL

  26. would you make a dubbing vedeo,
    in hindi
    i want to understand it perfectly

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  28. Watching this video I realised I already do most of the things he mentioned:D

  29. Thank you so much for sharing! I have really been struggling with this. I have some thing goin on that cause me to get really bad brain fog… I misplace my phone, my keys, sometimes even my car in the prking lot lol It gets hard, its scary and I struggle but I am hopeful that trying out some of these exercises can help me to re-stimulate some of my day to day brain function.

  30. Ronn, I have a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) what memory exercises do you recommend me?

  31. I thought ron white was a drunk comedian nice a polar opposite you are correct you dont use it you lose it for sure.

  32. Thanjs alot it helps alot i been struggling with memory loss.. i think i might have potentail dementia maybe ,hope not(

  33. Super.
    appreciated it,
    your video makes sense man what you're saying is all true.

  34. Great brain exercise. If you have brain control video or how to train your brain pls send

  35. hey ,if anyone else needs to find out about brain fitness program try Pyzork Mind Power Professor (just google it ) ? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my co-worker got amazing results with it.

  36. I closed my eyes and went to walk, after awhile i met f neighbor's daughter and said i was waiting that moment so long that was really amazing evening with her, after 2 weeks she said i'm pregnant, i stopped closing my eyes cause i don't want other chicks get pregnant anymore

  37. Really helpful sir😍…. One of ur subscriber from Kerala….. Ur tips are always amazing…

  38. From the video clip, I have realized that repeating actions doesn't help enough to improve my brain. I really agree that it is to use my brain in a new way of sense. It so works in my English Grammar lessons. It gives me to remember the rules for long. Thank you, sir!! I am looking forward to another video.

  39. Here are the top 5 Brain Training Apps. https://www.knowways.com/five-best-brain-exercise-apps/

  40. Am I the only person that already tries to navigate the house by memory? And it's not hard to tell what change you're grabbing out of your pocket.

  41. hmm i utilized this video to accomplish the mute exercise…(trying to invent his speech:)))

  42. Ron: feel the coins

    me: no ew, coins are dirty, everyone touches them

  43. i went to my fridge and started sniffing my BBQ sauce bottles – got em' all right! thanks for the hack!

  44. Cheers for this, I've been looking for "easy memorizing techniques" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Yiyevi Ponevi Approach – (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my partner got excellent success with it.

  45. I like this video because when people lose a sense, there other senses improves, this is like that but testing different senses by not using a sense . Love these types of videos

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