Archive for Mental Health

Update: To honor Brain Awareness Week 2017, let’s highlight 10 Key Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Fitness

Brain Awareness Week took place this month, so let’s first of all discuss these 10 Key Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Improve Brain Fitness coming from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed to prepare the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Improve Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.

And here’s the rest of SharpBrains’ March e-newsletter exploring the latest in brain health and mental performance.

New research:

New thinking:

New tools (via SharpBrains’ analysis of neurotech patents):

Finally, here’s a brain teaser to test your pattern recognition and other cognitive skills: The Empty Triangle.

Have a nice Spring!

The SharpBrains Team

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Alzheimer’s is 21st-century crisis

Alzheimer’s is 21st-century crisis
Agoura Hills Acorn, CA 

“The best proven prevention strategies are physical activity, mental activity, social activity and good cardiovascular health. The defense mechanism of …”

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Brain Health in sports

Schooled on hard knocks, wrestler educates others on brain injuries
CNN 
“Blows to the head punctuated many of the games and matches in his career, he said. Sometimes he blacked out. “The sky would change colors, or I would see …”

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135000 Youths Suffer Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Yearly

135000 Youths Suffer Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries Yearly
FOX News -“About 135000 or 65 percent of sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries treated in US emergency rooms each year occur in young people ages 5 …”

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Specific Statin Significantly Reduces Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s

Specific Statin Significantly Reduces Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s

Science Daily — “Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that the statin, simvastatin, reduces the incidence of Alzheimer’s…”

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Videogames for brain health?

Can you beef up your brain with video games?
MSNBC -Jul 20, 2007
“In 2005, Nintendo struck gaming gold when it created “Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day” for the handheld Nintendo DS game machine. …”

See more at Nintendo BrainAge, Happy Neuron, Lumosity, MyBrainTrainer…

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Train your Brain to Erase Bad Memories

People can train themselves to forget bad memories, study says
Los Angeles Times, CA  Jul 12, 2007
“You can train yourself to remember something and you can train yourself to forget it,” said University of Colorado graduate student Brendan E. Depue, …”

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