If I told you that there is one activity that you can do today to make you smarter, what would you guess it is? Would you guess listening to classical music? Doing brain-teaser puzzles? Proving why the theory of relativity isn’t actually how Einstein described it?
Would you be surprised if I told you that the one thing that you can do today is taste some wine?
According to Dr. Gordon M. Shepherd, a neuroscientist and wine enthusiast, the act of tasting wine engages more parts of your brain at once than any other human behavior. The brain actually creates the taste of the wine, using what is called “retronasal smell.”
Wine tasting involves using all five senses, which use different areas of the brain. The more you use your brain, the smarter you get.
It’s even been suggested that wine tasting can help to prevent Alzheimer’s.
If you would like to learn more about this subject, you can get Dr. Shepherd’s book Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine HERE. (Bonus: the Village Lights Bookstore offers 99¢ shipping on print books!)18