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Alzheimer's Products: Lonely life linked to dementia

Alzheimer's Products: Lonely life linked to dementia | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's Products: Lonely life linked to dementia http://t.co/9katL3sh #Netherlands #psychology #aged #care #health
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Studies show that people who are more social have stronger cognitive skills.

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Berry consumption linked to lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly

Berry consumption linked to lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Berry consumption linked to lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly
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Not only do they taste good, but new study shows that berries may be able to slow cognitive decline.

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Top 7 FAQs On Brain Fitness And Neuroplasticity

Top 7 FAQs On Brain Fitness And Neuroplasticity | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
I have selected the 7 most common questions on brain fitness and neuroplasticity, and answered them here. I hope you enjoy the FAQ session.
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Clear explanantion of neuroplasticity from one of the founders of SharpBrains.CogFit-Quest's motto is "Train it to Gain it!"

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Steps to a nimble mind: Physical and mental exercise help keep the brain fit - amednews.com

Steps to a nimble mind: Physical and mental exercise help keep the brain fit - amednews.com | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Neuroscience is uncovering techniques to prevent cognitive decline.
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Fasting may protect against disease; some say it may even be good for the brain

Fasting may protect against disease; some say it may even be good for the brain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
New research suggests it might reduce the risk of developing cancer, dementia and other diseases.
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Very interesting study about fasting and the positive effects it may have on the body and the brain.

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Elderly Depression Linked To Dementia Risk And Mild Cognitive Impairment

Elderly Depression Linked To Dementia Risk And Mild Cognitive Impairment | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Seniors with depression may have a higher risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, researchers from University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, reported in Archives of Neurology
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BBC - Future Brain training moves from battlefield to boardroom

BBC - Future Brain training moves from battlefield to boardroom | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
The technology, science, environment and health site from the BBC. Exploring the ideas and innovations that are shaping our lives and the world around us.
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Neurofeedback can be used to train leaders.

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Brain scan can sort dementia by type

Brain scan can sort dementia by type | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have found a way to distinguish different types of dementia without the need for invasive tests.
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This looks like a new breakthough.

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The Top 10 Brain Science and Psychology Stories of 2012 - Forbes

The Top 10 Brain Science and Psychology Stories of 2012 - Forbes | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
This is the fourth year that I’ve chronicled some of the best brain science and psychology stories from the past 12 months, and every year it gets a little harder because the amount of research published each month just keeps growing.
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This is your brain on smoking

This is your brain on smoking | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
That cigarette may be doing more damage than meets the eye.
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And another reason to stop smoking...

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Memories May Skew Visual Perception

Memories May Skew Visual Perception | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Taking a trip down memory lane while you are driving could land you in a roadside ditch, new research indicates. Vanderbilt University psychologists have found that our visual perception can be con...
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Scientists construct first map of how the brain organizes everything we see

Scientists construct first map of how the brain organizes everything we see | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Our eyes may be our window to the world, but how do we make sense of the thousands of images that flood our retinas each day?
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'Brain Bugs': Cognitive Flaws That 'Shape Our Lives' : NPR

'Brain Bugs': Cognitive Flaws That 'Shape Our Lives' : NPR | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Dean Buonomano explains why our brains make mistakes when we try to remember long lists of information or add large numbers in our heads. Humans live "in a time and place we didn't evolve to live in," he says.
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Interesting excerpt from "How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives" by Dean Buonomano.

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Berry consumption linked to lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly

Berry consumption linked to lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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Creative Aging: The Emergence of Artistic Talents

Creative Aging: The Emergence of Artistic Talents | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Depending which part of the brain is affected, different skills will be preserved or impaired in various types of cognitive decline and dementia. This gradual reformation is what may allow the emergence of new artistic abilities.
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Does it pay to know your type?

Does it pay to know your type? | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Corporate America, the government and universities think so. They spend millions of dollars each year giving workers and students the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test to steer training programs and career goals.
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The Myers-Briggs - illustrated! What type are you?

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Issue 12.29.2012 | BeBrainFit.com

Issue 12.29.2012 | BeBrainFit.com | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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Interesting facts learned about the brain in 2012.

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Elderly Depression Linked To Dementia Risk And Mild Cognitive Impairment

Elderly Depression Linked To Dementia Risk And Mild Cognitive Impairment | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Seniors with depression may have a higher risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, researchers from University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, reported in Archives of Neurology
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Stroke Victim Wakes Only Speaking Language He Never Formally Learned

Stroke Victim Wakes Only Speaking Language He Never Formally Learned | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
An 81-year-old Englishman woke up after having suffered from a stroke speaking only Welsh.
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Dementia and Eight Types of Dementia | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Dementia and Eight Types of Dementia | Alzheimer's Reading Room | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Dementia is the gradual deterioration of mental functioning that effects memory, mood, thinking, concentration, and judgment.
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Very clear definitions of the main types of dementia.

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Decision to give a group effort in the brain

Decision to give a group effort in the brain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A monkey would probably never agree that it is better to give than to receive, but they do apparently get some reward from giving to another monkey.
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Neuroscience: The extraordinary ease of ordinal series

Neuroscience: The extraordinary ease of ordinal series | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Familiar categories whose members appear in orderly sequences are processed differently than others in the brain, according to new research published by David Eagleman in the open access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience on December 20th, 2012.
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Interesting study which show that the brain is less active when responding to known patterns. More"proof" that the brain thrives on novelty, complexity and variety!

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12 Brain Rules

12 Brain Rules | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it

Below are the 12 Brain Rules developed by John Medina. Each link will take you to his site and to more information about each of the rules.


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Great reference with links for John Medina's "12 Brain Rules."

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This Is Your Brain On Holiday Shopping

This Is Your Brain On Holiday Shopping | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it

When you're shopping, you're the subject of a multi-pronged sensory campaign. We so greatly value our brains that we underestimate — even ignore — the influence of the rest of our body on what we buy. But physiological signals work around our rational brains and they greatly influence our shopping behavior.


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» Aerobic Exercise Optimizes Brain Function in Older Adults - Psych Central News

» Aerobic Exercise Optimizes Brain Function in Older Adults - Psych Central News | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Although the physical and mental benefits of exercise and physical activity are well-acknowledged, a new study suggests that exercise can also improve the way
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So keep on moving to stay mentally fit! Even a 20 minute walk everyday will help cognitive functioning.

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