Archive for Mental flexibility

New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit

New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit
Arizona Republic, AZ Jun 25, 2007
For Perls, the challenging exercise has been Sudoku. It’s something that meets the important criteria for brain fitness: novel, complex and challenging. Those activities engage the frontal lobe, the CEO of the brain. It’s important to tackle new tasks,

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Serious Games: Who Said Games Had To Be Fun?

Who Said Games Had To Be Fun?
Kotaku.com, NY -Jul 1, 2007
“In a stark counterpoint to the Slate editorial entitled ‘World of Borecraft,’ Gamasutra has their own feature – this one on the rise of serious games and …”

To support the point: we see more and more science-based “serious games” used for brain training to improve cognitive skills: MindFit and Posit Science, Cogmed, Basketball IntelliGym, emWave in Golf Digest. And more are coming. You can keep informed by reading our brain health blog and Brain Fitness Topics section.

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Brain Health Roadmap

We mentioned this great initiative (by the CDC and Alzheimer’s Association) before. Andreas just wrote a good summary of the Brain Health Roadmap, reviewing the Top 10 actions outlined. Enjoy

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Brain Fitness survey

Today we would like to ask for your opinions on the emerging Brain Fitness field, your interests and needs. We would really appreciate if you can devote 5-minutes to complete this online survey. As a token of appreciation, we will give you a discount of 10% on all stress management and brain workout products offered in our main website, valid for a month after you complete the survey.

Thanks!

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emWave Stress Relief

Check out the new emWave Stress Relief (previously called Freeze-Framer), an easy-to-use, Windows-based software and biofeedback hardware program for Stress Management that measures your Heart Rate Variability through a finger or ear-clip sensor that plugs into your computer. The program, developed by HeartMath, translates the information into user-friendly graphics displayed on your computer monitor in real-time. emWave PC allows you to track your progress and has interactive games and stunning images that emit varying degrees of color and movement as you adjust your emotional state and get into The Zone of optimal learning and performance. Check out the limited time offer!

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News on brain fitness programs

Mind games: Clear the clutter and keep your brain strong
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, SD -Jun 4, 2007
“Various organizations and companies have rushed to offer brain-fitness programs, games and activities in the wake of widening interest in brain health. …”

You may enjoy this PBS special on neuroplasticity and Brain Fitness Software

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Surprising Memory intervention

This Week in Health
Intelihealth.com, PA 

“A drink a day could slow the progress of dementia in older people with memory problems. That’s the finding of an Italian study published in the journal …”

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