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so this is your brain say hi okay it's a representation of your brain brains don't have hands they have lobes and other structures which we'll get to but I want to talk to you about your brain you see your brain is capable of incredible things but I think a lot of times we can feel pretty down on our brains on old inky pinky here we beat up on them say bad things about our brains abilities you know say we have trouble understanding a subject in school or solving problems or learning a new skill it's easy to say oh I'm not smart I'll always be this way hey stop doing that what we think of as intelligence what we think of as smartness is not fixed is not stuck in one place it's not permanent your brain can improve your brain can grow come with me on a journey of discovery here we go into the brain scuse me coming in hot this is a thing call the neuron oh hey welcome to the inside of your brain a neuron is a brain cell there's over a hundred billion of these things making up your brain put it this way there are over 13 times more neurons in your skull than there are human beings on earth a lot of them they're the cells that help you think mind you a single neuron and let's call her Nellie hi Nellie the neuron Nellie on her own can't do all the thinking your brain needs to even pick up a glass of water fortunately she's got friends there's dendrite Dave there's Alonzo the axon there's Magnum myelin and look little Sally synapse so teensy tiny your brain behaves like a muscle if you're serious about lifting weights right and you keep it up on a regular basis for a long period of time weeks months years you're gonna develop muscles but you don't grow muscles by doing nothing it takes effort it takes struggle repeated failures in fact you mess up and then you learn and then eventually you manage to jump the log or whatever problem you're trying to solve wait we've lost focus you're back to neurons when you struggle your neurons are struggling to and that's important because when neurons struggle they lean on each other they make connections they start to form this densely connected network inside your brain allowing little jolts of electricity to pass down them more and more efficiently that's thinking faster that's your brain getting smarter that's your brain muscle getting swole kid so the next time you say to yourself I can't do this I'm just too dense remember that brain density is your friend in fact the denser you are the more connections between Nellie and her neuron pals that you've got inside your brain the stronger and more powerful you're thinking parts become the more you work through your frustrations with the right learning strategies the more your neurons get more used to working together the closer you are to being that much smarter now get out there and do your best don't give up grow those brains and remember you can learn anything