23 Ways To Boost Your Brainpower

9 Nov

Want a healthier, sharper, better-functional brain?  It’s easier than you think to achieve improved cognition and memory  Here are 23 ways: Take a French class                                                  Become a tourist in your own town Write in red ink                                                         Color Play ping-pong                                                          Go fish  … Read More »

Mess Up More

17 Jan

Learning a new skill?  Go ahead and screw up a few times. Your brain’s motor-control center, the cerebellum, has a coaching mechanism that automatically and unconsciously logs and then learns from errors, speeding you toward better proficiency with every gaffe … Read More »

Protecting The Brain

26 Apr

Can you pop a pill to get protection? It’s unlikely, according to a large review published in 2013 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers analyzed studies of Alzheimer’s drugs, hormones, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naprozen (Aleve and … Read More »

Reach For It

28 Nov

Movement–Meditation–Yoga brain, and that’s a good thing. Practicing yoga for 20 minutes is better than aerobic exercise for increasing your focus and your ability to learn new things, found a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study. Sweat, stretch, and get … Read More »

Brain Trainers

27 Nov

Got time to kill? Work with your mental muscles with one of these apps designed to exercise your mind. Brain Challenge: Forty games that challenge your visual acuity, memory, logic, math skills and focus ($5,itunes.apple.com iCue Memory: Endorsed by the … Read More »