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Why poor sleep and forgetfulness plague the ageing brain

Why poor sleep and forgetfulness plague the ageing brain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Shrinking cortex region is linked to sleep disturbances and memory impairment.
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Pamela Letterman's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:15 PM

Shrinking cortex region.

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Fish as Brain Food

Fish as Brain Food | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it

AEating fish is associated with an increase in brain volume, but it is apparently not because of its omega-3 content, a new study of older adults has found.

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This study shows that eating fish helps to increase gray matter in the brain.You don't need to overdo it either, once a week is sufficient!

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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, August 21, 9:02 PM

Once a week is enough! That's wonderful. We always eat fish at least once a week and often much more. How bout you?

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Melody for your Neurons - YouTube

Latest technological advances had allowed improve grades in schools and universities through brain training techniques with Neurofeedback. This Brain Trainin...
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Be sure to go to professionals for Neurofeedback. A great center is in Skokie Illinois: Neuroquest, Ltd. Check it out here: http://www.neuroquest.net/index.html

 

 

 

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Raise a glass! Drink doesn't kill off brain cells

Raise a glass! Drink doesn't kill off brain cells | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
While researchers continue to demystify the workings of the brain, many myths persist about its structure and function.
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Drink, but not too much... and other interesting myths about the brain!

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Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects?

Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects? | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it

Do yFrom Virgin Mary in a slice of toast to the appearance of a screaming face in a man’s testicles, David Robson explains why the brain constructs these illusions

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Do you see faces everywhere? Well there's a reason for it!

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Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects?

Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects? | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it

 excellFrom Virgin Mary in a slice of toast to the appearance of a screaming face in a man’s testicles, David Robson explains why the brain constructs these illusions


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Gerald Carey's curator insight, August 3, 11:34 PM

An excellent article about the phenomenon of pareidolia.

There are a number of really good images which show it clearly and it reviews some experiments designed to see what happens in the brain when exposed to examples of this.

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Facial features are the key to first impressions

Facial features are the key to first impressions | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A new study shows that it is possible to accurately predict first impressions using measurements of physical features in everyday images of faces, such as those found on social media.
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AAIC: A healthy lifestyle may deflect dementia

AAIC: A healthy lifestyle may deflect dementia | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Seniors at risk for dementia may help safeguard their memory and ability to think by adopting a healthier lifestyle, a new study from Finland suggests. The study findings were presented this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, held from July 12 to 17 in Copenhagen, ...
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Here is the first study linking  what seems evident to me: changing to a healthy lifestyle may really help to ward off dementia.

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The musician's brain as a model of neuroplasticity : Abstract : Nature Reviews Neuroscience

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Progression of dementia could be delayed in alcohol users

Progression of dementia could be delayed in alcohol users | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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Have a drink to preserve brain health! One per day for women and two for men- MAXIMUM!   Heavier drinking may lead to dementia. This article suggests that fish oil may help those who have a few too many...

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Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's

Researchers Spot Potential New Culprit Behind Alzheimer's | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Abnormal levels of certain protein are more common in affected patients, study reports
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Sleep issues can accelerate Alzheimer’s, while mental exercises can delay it, study shows

Sleep issues can accelerate Alzheimer’s, while mental exercises can delay it, study shows | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Research released Monday shows sleep problems such as apnea may increase a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, while moderate exercise and mentally stimulating games like crossword puzzles can prevent its onset.
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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, July 19, 3:58 PM

I can believe this without even reading it. Mental or Physical exercise limbers us up and get the juices flowing. Everything seems better after a half hour on the treadmill, or maybe a half hour on Lumosity.

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Meet the man who can help your brain live longer - Telegraph.co.uk

Meet the man who can help your brain live longer - Telegraph.co.uk | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Meet the man who can help your brain live longer Telegraph.co.uk “I worked with so many patients with head injuries, victims of stroke, or ageing seniors with dementia, and although I saw many medics trying to teach people how to...
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Blood proteins can predict dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment - Alzheimer's Society

Blood proteins can predict dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment - Alzheimer's Society | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
The Guardian Blood proteins can predict dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment Alzheimer's Society A number of proteins in the blood could predict the transition between mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, according to research...
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Mental Exercises, Not Meds, Keep Brain Fit

Mental Exercises, Not Meds, Keep Brain Fit | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A new review says that supplements such as ginko will not help cognitive decline, and physical exercise is not great. Mental exercises, however, may enhance cognitive function.
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How optical illusions trick your brain - Nathan S. Jacobs - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-optical-illusions-trick-your-brain-nathan-s-jacobs Optical illusions are images that seem to trick our minds ...

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Fascinating Ted Talk on how the brain deals with optical illusions!

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, August 13, 5:07 AM

Neat TED-Ed film which visually explains three types of illusions. Explained well and animated well.

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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Vacation isn’t a luxury. Neither is daydreaming. Don’t skimp.
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The bottom line: the brain needs a break! So enjoy your vacation!

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Three Myths About the Brain

Three Myths About the Brain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Two of them are old, one is new, but all of them need to be debunked.
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We ARE using more of our brains than we think, the left and right brain isn't as distinct as we thought- and read on for the new myth!

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Test your stress level with this free brain teaser | SharpBrains

Test your stress level with this free brain teaser | SharpBrains | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
--- Here’s a quick test to deter­mine your stress level. Read the fol­low­ing descrip­tion com­pletely before look­ing at the picture. The pic­ture below
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You must try this stress level brain teaser! Be sure to read the instructions before you look at the picture. According to this test, my own stress levels are very high. Must be time to take a break!

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Rustle, Tingle, Relax: The Compelling World of A.S.M.R.

Rustle, Tingle, Relax: The Compelling World of A.S.M.R. | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Videos that evoke the tingling sensation of the “autonomous sensory meridian response” are popular on the Web, but scientists are only beginning to understand what might be involved.
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Check out some of these videos! But watch out if you are at work- you just might doze off!

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Mixmag | NEW DEVICE COULD RE-TRAIN BRAIN TO REDUCE TINNITUS

Mixmag | NEW DEVICE COULD RE-TRAIN BRAIN TO REDUCE TINNITUS | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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Challenge Your Brain! How to Improve Cognitive Fitness

Challenge Your Brain! How to Improve Cognitive Fitness | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
It may sound cliché, but the truth is if we don't use our brains, we are more likely to lose them. The brain thrives on sensory stimulation. It’s designed to absorb new information from its environment and build neural connections based on what it learns from those experiences.
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Here at CogFit-Quest, we prefer Train it to Gain It ™. Let's be positive and give our brains a work-out!

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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, July 26, 9:12 AM

So my Mom was probably right-- "If you don't use it, you lose it"

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Alzheimer’s disease can be delayed through lifestyle: New, large study joins growing chorus | SharpBrains

Alzheimer’s disease can be delayed through lifestyle: New, large study joins growing chorus | SharpBrains | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
-- Hard Evidence We Can Slow Alzheimer's By Exercising The Body And The Mind (Forbes): "Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared diagnoses among
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Want to ditch your junk food habit? There’s an app for that

Want to ditch your junk food habit? There’s an app for that | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Exercising self-control can be hard, especially when it comes resisting your favourite guilty pleasures.
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Now this sounds interesting! I am going to try it!

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Exercise 'may cut dementia risk' - Times of Malta

Exercise 'may cut dementia risk' - Times of Malta | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Exercise 'may cut dementia risk' Times of Malta Lead researcher Miia Kivipelto, from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said: “This is the first randomised control trial showing that it is possible to prevent cognitive decline using a multi-domain...
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The Benefits of Failing at French

The Benefits of Failing at French | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Work out your brain by struggling to learn a new language.
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Learning a new language is one of the best things you can do for your brain, maybe just trying to learn is good enough!

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