Archive for March, 2007

Hands-On Big Brain Academy

Hands-On Big Brain Academy
Game Feed, CA - Mar 29, 2007
We have all been waiting for the day Nintendo releases the mega hit that everyone young and old can play, Brain Age Academy for the Nintendo Wii.

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Brain knows when to really pay attention

Brain knows when to really pay attention
“WASHINGTON – Spot a bear in the woods, and a different part of your brain will yell “pay attention” than if you were studying bears at the zoo.

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Jeff Hawkins, Numenta and the Brain

Jeff Hawkins, Who Invented PalmPilot, Says He’s Figured Out How…
InformationWeek, NY  6 hours ago
He says he’s figured out how the human brain works, and has built a model in software, with practical applications imminent. Not only that, he says he’s

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Fortune 500′s to Adopt Serious Games for Staff Learning

Fortune 500′s to Adopt Serious Games for Staff Learning
Newswire Today (press release), UK Mar 13, 2007
“Clive Shepherd, a well-known and respected practitioner and commentator in the field of learning has reviewed the report and said: ’ Serious games provide

Related article on Casual Games:

Brain and Mind Fitness and Casual Games: survey results

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Our big brain still prefers to do one thing at a time

Our big brain still prefers to do one thing at a time
San Jose Mercury News, CA - 22 hours ago
“Multi-tasking is going to slow you down, increasing the chances of mistakes,” said David E. Mayer, a cognitive scientist and director of the Brain,

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1940s IQ tests helping to reveal how lifestyle affects the brain

1940s IQ tests helping to reveal how lifestyle affects the brain
Scotsman, UK -Scientists have also discovered a small group of men known as the “elite old” who have defied the logic of ageing and whose IQ and fitness levels have risen throughout their lives and appear to be still rising. Actor Richard Wilson, who played Victor …”

More Brain Fitness News, and here.

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A neural substrate for moral decisions

A neural substrate for moral decisions, commentary by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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Brain Games will give adults all the challenge they can handle

Brain Games will give adults all the challenge they can handle.

Baltimore Sun, MD.  Quotes:

  • “…For a much smaller investment you can pick up a copy of the Brain Fitness Program for Individuals ($395 and up) from Posit Science (www.positscience.com), or the $139 MindFit Personal Edition brain workout program from SharpBrains (http://www.sharpbrains.com). Both run on standard PCs.”

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Meditation and the brain

Meditation ‘fools the brain‘ in a threatening world
ParamusPost.com, NJ
Thanks to cutting-edge technologies like functional MRI scans, neuroscientists can look inside the brain to see if meditation actually produces physical

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Can Mental Exercises Help Stave Off Alzheimer’s

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