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How Sleep Loss Adds to Weight Gain

How Sleep Loss Adds to Weight Gain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Losing sleep tends to make people eat more and gain weight, and now a new study suggests that one reason may be the impact that sleep deprivation has on the brain.
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It may be easier to lose weight by simply getting a good night's sleep!

 

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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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Top 5 Apps To Train Your Brain - Bidness Etc

Top 5 Apps To Train Your Brain - Bidness Etc | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it

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Brain+ is a new brain training app that aims to improve your memory, attention, and problem-solving abilities through intuitive and fun games.

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Blind Mice Cured by Running

Blind Mice Cured by Running | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Exercise combined with visual stimulation helps to quickly restore vision in unused eyes
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Eating well can slow down Alzheimer's onset - Irish Independent

Eating well can slow down Alzheimer's onset - Irish Independent | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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Eating well can slow down Alzheimer's onset
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Mental Exercises – Brain stimulation – from books, newspapers or online brain-training exercises – measurably strengthens the brain.
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Some tips on what to avoid and what to eat to ward off dementia.

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6 Everyday Habits for Better Brain Health | Our Better Health

6 Everyday Habits for Better Brain Health | Our Better Health | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Healthy body, healthy brain: Diabetes, heart disease—even poor gum health– have all been shown to increase a person's risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Conversely, individuals who exercise on a ...
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Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Paint & Other Solvents Increase Brain Risk by 65%

Alzheimer's & Dementia Weekly: Paint & Other Solvents Increase Brain Risk by 65% | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it

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Stay away from the paint...

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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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What Neuroscience Teaches About Creativity, Stress and Getting Promoted

What Neuroscience Teaches About Creativity, Stress and Getting Promoted | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it

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Brain games that could pay off in retirement - MarketWatch

Brain games that could pay off in retirement MarketWatch Outside of academia, brain fitness has become a big business: the brain training and cognitive assessment market reached an estimated $1.3 billion in 2013, up from an estimated $210 million...
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Good night's sleep essential for cognitive health | WBHI Think Tank

Good night's sleep essential for cognitive health | WBHI Think Tank | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
“We wanted to look at aging, particularly dementia and cognitive decline as people get older, and the importance of sleep. Our results provide compelling evidence that sleep matters a lot,” said lead author Theresa E.
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This study indicates that one should sleep more than 6 hours, but less than 9 to stay in top mental condition. Too little sleep also contributes to weight gain- so plan to get your beauty rest!

 

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Science fiction come true: Moving a paralyzed hand with the power of thought

Scientists in Ohio test an ambitious new technique for restoring some motion to victims of spinal injury (Don't know how it connects to the Mental Exercises that I teach, but I'm sure it does.
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The power of the brain...

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