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MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories

MIT study: Maturity brings richer memories
MIT News, MA -MIT neuroscientists exploring how memory formation differs between children and adults have found that although the two groups have much in common,…”

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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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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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Brain Scans Show Early Alzheimer’s Disease In People With Memory Problems

Brain Scans Show Early Alzheimer’s Disease In People With Memory Problems

Science Daily — “Brain scans of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) show signs of early Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the …”

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Meditation may fine-tune control over attention

Meditation may fine-tune control over attention

  • “Everyday experience and psychology research both indicate that paying close attention to one thing can keep you from noticing something else… a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that attention does not have a fixed capacity – and that it can be improved by directed mental training, such as meditation.”

  • “Led by postdoctoral fellow Heleen Slagter, Davidson’s research group in the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior recruited subjects interested in meditation to study whether conscious mental training can affect attention. “Meditation is a family of methods designed to facilitate regulation of emotion and attention,” says Davidson.”

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A Better Brain: Does Exercise Help Your Mental Power?

A Better Brain: Does Exercise Help Your Mental Power?
NBC5.com, IL 
“CHICAGO — There’s a class at Naperville Central High School where exercise for the body is helping students like Rhandyl Dozier, Eric Hurle and Caley …”

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