When someone sits at home all day doing nothing does her brain get dumb?I think I am in this situation.I sit at home all day,I have nothing to do,I don't go out,I don't talk to anyone,and I feel my brain has gotten dumb.
I think our brain get less stimulation, therefore it can be little more overwhelming, when facing more "complex" scenarios. I wouldnt say it makes us permanently dumb, it just takes some time and training to get back into shape.
Certainly feels like sitting at home dumbs you down! :| People use to tell me that I seemed intelligent all of the time, but now I'm often faced with the *deer in headlights* reaction to so many things. I hope what the above poster said is true, and that I can get it back in shape.
If you're worried about it get a puzzle book and do a few a day. Try learning a new language. Read. Keep your brain occupied. Study. If I didn't study for school as much as I do now I'd probably go insane from not doing anything. lol