Recently I came across a post about the Sanskrit effect and I had no clue what it was. Fortunately the title included “Neuroscience” so that made it more intriguing to me.
In short, the Sanskrit effect is about remembering extensive texts (40.000 or 100.000 words) in order and the ability to re-cite them word by word and how that changes your brain. Now you might say that the brain doesn’t change, but most research of the past 50 years actually says it does. Your brain changes on demand, so what ever it does a lot, it gets better at and the changes have side effects in other areas.