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Drs. Oz and Roizen: Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels may preserve brain cells

Drs. Oz and Roizen: Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels may preserve brain cells | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
What do your favorite wool sweater, your retirement savings account and your brain have in common? They're all better off if they don't shrink!
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Mental exercises key to better brain function

Mental exercises key to better brain function | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Some research suggests that certain types of mental exercises might help our brains maintain vigor.

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Musicians' Brains Sync Up During Duet

Musicians' Brains Sync Up During Duet | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
The brain waves of two musicians synchronize when they are performing duet, a new study found.
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» How Depression, Stress Trigger Loss of Brain Volume - Psych Central News

» How Depression, Stress Trigger Loss of Brain Volume - Psych Central News | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
People who suffer from chronic stress or major depression tend to lose brain volume, and such loss can lead to both emotional and cognitive dysfunction.
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New study: Smoking rots the brain

New study: Smoking rots the brain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
The Surgeon General may want to add another warning to cigarette packages: Smoking is not only dangerous for your health, but it can rot your brain.
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Einstein's brain: Even on the surface, extraordinary

Einstein's brain: Even on the surface, extraordinary | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
At the time of his death of an aortic aneurysm at age 76, Albert Einstein's brain was no bigger, and weighed no more, than the brain of an average older male.
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Stimulating mental activities keep the brain young: study

Stimulating mental activities keep the brain young: study | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
(Relaxnews) - Growing old with all your wits about you could be as easy as A-B-C and 1-2-3.
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Florida red tide toxin may help brain repair itself - Omaha World-Herald

Florida red tide toxin may help brain repair itselfOmaha World-HeraldCreighton University's pharmacology chairman hopes that he and others have found a natural compound produced by a specific ocean algae that might improve the brain's ability to...
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5 things you can do to ward off Alzheimer's Disease | 89.3 KPCC

5 things you can do to ward off Alzheimer's Disease | 89.3 KPCC | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A leading researcher in field of aging says you can ward off Alzheimer's years in advance. He shares five tips that can build up your brain.
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» Brain Samples Reveal Key Piece of Alzheimer’s Puzzle - Psych Central News

» Brain Samples Reveal Key Piece of Alzheimer’s Puzzle   - Psych Central News | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a key difference in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease and those who are cognitively normal but still have brain plaques (Brain Samples Reveal Key Piece of Alzheimer’s Puzzle | Psych Central News
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Einstein's brain was different from other people's - EarthSky (blog)

Einstein's brain was different from other people's - EarthSky (blog) | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Yahoo! News (blog)Einstein's brain was different from other people'sEarthSky (blog)This is an actual photo of Einstein's brain, which was preserved in formalin by pathologist Thomas Harvey after Einstein's death in 1955.
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Interesting Article with Answers About Alzheimer’s, Part 1

Interesting Article with  Answers About Alzheimer’s, Part 1 | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy of Duke University addresses reader questions about the cause and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other memory problems.
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A Snapshot of Caffeine's Fascinating Effects On The Brain - Forbes

A Snapshot of Caffeine's Fascinating Effects On The Brain - Forbes | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
New research looks at how caffeine protects the brain -- against sleepiness and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
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Don't Let These 10 Common Brain Myths Hold You Back | BeBrainFit.com

Don't Let These 10 Common Brain Myths Hold You Back | BeBrainFit.com | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Brain myths are based on old information and can keep you from making lifestyle changes that can keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life.
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Forgetting So We Remember - ABC News

Forgetting So We Remember - ABC News | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Forgetting So We RememberABC NewsWe accumulate so many memories that it's a wonder our brains don't clog, strangling us on the trivia of our daily lives.
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Do you believe these neuromyths? Do we only use 10% of our brain? | SharpBrains

Do you believe these neuromyths? Do we only use 10% of our brain? | SharpBrains | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Courtesy of the recent study Neuromyths in education: Prevalence and predictors of misconceptions among teachers, by Sanne Dekker et al, here you have 32...
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People Use Same Brain Regions to Read Alphabetic and Logographic Languages: Scientific American

People Use Same Brain Regions to Read Alphabetic and Logographic Languages: Scientific American | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Whether reading Chinese characters or French words written alphabetically, the same areas light up in our brains, an insight that could inform learning strategies for literacy...
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Brief bouts of exercise good for memory - The Times of India

Brief bouts of exercise good for memory - The Times of India | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A short burst of moderate exercise enhances the consolidation of memories in both healthy older adults and those with mild cognitive impairment, researchers say.
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Brain Plasticity: How learning changes your brain | SharpBrains

Brain Plasticity: How learning changes your brain | SharpBrains | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Neuroplasticity or brain plasticity refers to the brain’s ability to CHANGE throughout life. The brain has the amazing ability to reorganize itself by forming new connections between brain cells.
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And the brain loves a challenge! Novelty, complexity and variety help the brain to grow new neurons!
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Imaging Shows Progressive Damage by Parkinson’s

Imaging Shows Progressive Damage by Parkinson’s | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Imaging has been able to show in living patients the damage Parkinson’s disease causes to two structures deep in the brain, researchers report.
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Study: Biking Restores Brain Connectivity in Parkinson's - The Atlantic

Study: Biking Restores Brain Connectivity in Parkinson's - The Atlantic | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Daily MailStudy: Biking Restores Brain Connectivity in Parkinson'sThe AtlanticBut when they calculated the brain activation of the patients forced to pedal past their comfort level, they found lasting increases in connectivity between two areas of...
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Active lifestyle slows Alzheimer’s disease | Machines Like Us

Active lifestyle slows Alzheimer’s disease | Machines Like Us | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North...
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Physical Activity Leads to Improved Cognitive & Emotional Health among Frail Older Adults

A recent study on the cognitive and quality-of-life benefits of exercise compared the effects of exercise on both physically healthy and frail older adults, finding that frail individuals can experience the same positive effects of exercise.
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Web Surfing Can Help Slow Dementia, Research Shows | Tech Xav

Web Surfing Can Help Slow Dementia, Research Shows | Tech Xav | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Web Surfing Can Help Slow Dementia, Research Shows on Tech Xav.
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A Canadian Man Who Was Thought To Be In An Uncommunicative State Tells Researchers He's Not In Any Pain

A Canadian Man Who Was Thought To Be In An Uncommunicative State Tells Researchers He's Not In Any Pain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
At some point in life, you\'ve probably asked yourself this question. Or perhaps, you\'ve had to deal with it first-hand. If someone in your family had a severe brain injury and was in an uncommunicative state, what would you...
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