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References on Cognitive Health/ Brain Fitness

This is a partial list of the literature we reviewed during the research phase of our new book, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness.  We know many friends of SharpBrains are researchers, healthcare professionals, graduate/ Ph.D. students, who want have direct access to the references (perhaps PubMed should promote itself as a never ending source of mental stimulation?), so here you have this list, organized by relevant chapter. Please note that the list below appears in the book – whose manuscript we had to close in January 2009.

Introduction

Basak, C. et al. (2008). Can training in a real-time strategy video game attenuate cognitive decline in older adults? Psychology and Aging.
Begley, S. (2007). Train your mind, change your brain: How a new science reveals our extraordinary potential to transform ourselves. Ballantine Books.
DeKosky, S. T., et al. (2008). Ginkgo biloba for prevention of dementia: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 300, 2253-2262.
Doidge, N. (2007). The Brain that changes itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. Viking Adult.

Chapter 1. The Brain and Brain Fitness 101

Bunge, S. A., & Wright, S. B. (2007). Neurodevelopmental changes in working memory and cognitive control. Current Opinion In Neurobiology, 17(2), 243-50.
Damasio, A. (1995). Descartes error: Emotion, reason, and the human brain. Penguin Press.
David Kolb, D. (1983). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. FT Press.
Draganski, B., Gaser, C., Kempermann, G., Kuhn, H. G., Winkler, J., Buchel, C., & May A. (2006). Temporal and spatial dynamics of brain structure changes during extensive learning. The Journal of Neuroscience, 261231, 6314-6317.
Gage, F. H., Kempermann, G., & Song, H. (2007). Adult Neurogenesis. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY.
Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of Mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. New York: Basic Books.
Gaser, C. & Schlaug, G. (2003). Brain structures differ between musicians and non-musicians. The Journal of Neuroscience, 23, 9240-9245.
Jensen, E. (2006). Enriching the brain: How to maximize every learner’s potential. Jossey-Bass.
Klingberg, T., Fernell, E., Olesen, P. J., Johnson, M., Gustafsson, P., Dahlstrm, K., Gillberg, C. G., Forssberg, H., & Westerberg, H. (2005). Computerized Training of Working Memory in Children With ADHDA Randomized, Controlled Trial. J American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44(2), 177-186.
Maguire, E. A., Woollett, K., & Spiers, H. J. (2006). London taxi drivers and bus drivers: A structural MRI and neuropsychological analysis. Hippocampus, 16, 1091-1101.
Mechelli, A., Crinion, J. T., Noppeney, U. , O Doherty, J., Ashburner, J., Frackowiak, R. S., & Price, C. J. (2004). Structural plasticity in the bilingual brain. Nature, 431, 757.
Parsons, L. M. (2001). Exploring the functional neuroanatomy of music performance, perception, and comprehension. Annals Of The New York Academy Of Sciences, 930, 211-31.
Roenker, D., Cissell, G., Ball, K., Wadley, V., & Edwards, J. (2003). Speed of processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performance. Human Factors, 45, 218-233.
Rueda, M. R., Posner, M. I., & Rothbart, M. K. (2005) The development of executive attention: contributions to the emergence of self-regulation. Developmental Neuropsychology, 28, 573-594.
Rueda, M. R., Rothbart, M. K.., Saccamanno, L., & Posner, M. I. (2005) Training,maturation and genetic influences on the development of executive attention. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102, 14931-14936.
Stern, Y. (2002). What is cognitive reserve? Theory and research application of the reserve concept. Journal of Int. Neuropsych. Soc., 8, 448-460.
Sylwester, R. (2007). The adolescent brain: Reaching for autonomy. Corwin Press.
Tang, Y., Ma, Y., Wang, J., Fan, Y., Feng, S., Lu, Q., et al. (2007). Short-term meditation training improves attention and self-regulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(43), 17152-17156.
Woodruff, L., & Woodruff, B. (2007). In an instant: A Family –  journey of love and healing. Random House.
Zull, J. E. (2002). The art of changing the brain: Enriching the practice of teaching by exploring the biology of learning. Stylus Publishing.

Chapter 2. The 4 Pillars of Brain Maintenance

Ball, K., Berch, D. B., Helmers, K. F., Jobe, J. B., Leveck, M. D., Marsiske, M., Morris, J. N., Rebok, G. W., Smith, D. M., Tennstedt, S. L., Unverzagt, F. W., & Willis, S. L. (2002). Effects of cognitive training interventions with older adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 288, 2271-2281.
Basak, C. et al. (2008). Can training in a real-time strategy video game attenuate cognitive decline in older adults? Psychology and Aging.
• Brooks, J. O., Friedman, L., Pearman, A. M., Gray, C., & Yesavage, J. A. (1999). Mnemonic training in older adults: Effect of age, length of training, and type of cognitive pretraining. International Psychogeriatrics, 11, 75-84.
Burns, N. R., Bryan J., Nettelbeck T. (2006). Ginkgo biloba: no robust effect on cognitive abilities or mood in healthy young or older adults. Human Psychopharmacology, 21(1), 27-37.
Colcombe, S., & Kramer, A. F. (2003). Fitness effects on the cognitive function of older adults: A Meta-Analytic study. Psychological Science, 14 (2) , 125-130.
DeKosky, S. T., et al. (2008). Ginkgo biloba for prevention of dementia: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 300, 2253-2262.
Derwinger, A., Neely, A. S., Persson, M., Hill, R. D., & Backman, L. (2003). Remembering numbers in old age: Mnemonic training versus self-generated strategy training. Aging Neuropsychology and Cognition, 10, 202-214.
Elsabagh, S., Hartley, D. E., Ali, O., Williamson, E. M., & File, S. E. (2005). Differential cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba after acute and chronic treatment in healthy young volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 179(2), 437-46
Eriksson, P. S., Perfilieva, E., Bjork-Eriksson, T., Alborn, A. N., Norborg, C., Peterson, D., & Gage, F. H. (1998). Neurogenesis in the adult human hippocampus. Nature Medicine, 4(11): 1313-1317, 1998.
Faherty, C. J., Shepherd, K. R., Herasimtschuk, A., & Smeyne, R. J. (2005). Environmental enrichment in adulthood eliminates neuronal death in experimental Parkinsonism. Molecular Brain Research, 134(1), 170-179.
Fontani, G., Corradeschi, F., Felici, A., Alfatti, F., Migliorini, S., & Lodi L. (2005). Cognitive and physiological effects of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in healthy subjects. European Journal of Clin. Invest., 35(11), 691-9.
Gage, F. H., Kempermann, G., & Song, H. (2007). Adult Neurogenesis. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY.
Gopher, D., Weil, M., & Bareket, T. (1994). Transfer of skill from a computer game trainer to flight. Human Factors, 36, 1-19.
Heyn, P., Abreu, B. C., & Ottenbacher, K. J. (2004). The effects of exercise training on elderly persons with cognitive impairment and dementia: a meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85(10), 1694-704.
Hillman, C. H., Erickson, K. I., & Kramer, A. F. (2008). Be smart, exercise your heart: exercise effects on brain and cognition. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9 (1), 58-65.
Katzman, R., Aronson, M., Fuld, P., Kawas, C., Brown, T., Morgenstern, H., Frishman, W., Gidez, L., Eder, H., & Ooi, W.L. (1989). Development of dementing illnesses in an 80-year-old volunteer cohort. Annals of Neurology, 25, 317 – 324.
McCleary, L. (2007).The Brain Trust Program: A scientifically based three-part plan to improve memory, elevate mood, enhance attention, alleviate migraine and menopausal symptoms, and boost mental energy. Perigee Trade.
McCraty, R., Barrios-Choplin, B., Rozman, D., Atkinson, M., & Watkins, A. D. (1998). The impact of a new emotional self-management program on stress, emotions, heart rate variability, DHEA and cortisol. Integr. Physiol. Behav. Sci., 33(2), 151-70.
Nair, K. S., Rizza, R. A., O’Brien, P., Dhatariya, K., Short, K. R., Nehra, A., Vittone, J. L., et al. (2006). DHEA in elderly women and DHEA or testosterone in elderly men. The New England Journal of Medicine, 355(16), 1647-59.
Piscitelli, S. C, Burstein, A. H., Chaitt, D., Alfaro, R. M., Falloon, J. (2001). Indinavir concentrations and St John’s wort. Lancet, 357, 1210.
Roenker, D., Cissell, G., Ball, K., Wadley, V., & Edwards, J. (2003). Speed of processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performance. Human Factors, 45, 218-233.
Sapolsky, R. M. (2004). Why zebras don’t get ulcers. Owl Books.
Scarmeas, N., Levy, G., Tang, M. X., Manly, J., & Stern, Y. (2001). Influence of leisure activity on the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology, 57, 2236-2242.
Snowdon, D. A., Ostwald, S. K., Kane, R. L., & Keenan, N. L. (1989). Years of life with good and poor mental and physical function in the elderly. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 42, 1055-1066.
Solomon, P. R, Adams, F., Silver, A., Zimmer, J., & DeVeaux, R. (2002). Ginkgo for memory enhancement: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 288(7), 835-40.
Stern, Y. (2002). What is cognitive reserve? Theory and research application of the reserve concept. Journal of Int. Neuropsych. Soc., 8, 448-460.
• Verhaeghen, P., Marcoen, A., & Goosens, L. (1992). Improving memory performance in the aged through mnemonic training: A meta-analytic study. Psychology and Aging, 7, 242-251.
Willis, S. L., Tennstedt, S. L., Marsiske, M., Ball, K., Elias, J., Koepke, K. M., Morris, J. N., Rebok, G. W. Unverzagt, F. W. Stoddard, A. M., & Wright, E. (2006). Long-term effects of cognitive training on everyday functional outcomes in older adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 296(23), 2805-2814.
Wilson, R.S., Bennett, D.A., Bienias, J.L., Aggarwal, N.T., Mendes de Leon, C.F., Morris, M.C., Schneider, J. A., & Evans, D. A. (2002). Cognitive activity and incident AD in a population-based sample of older persons. Neurology, 59, 1910-1914.
Zelinski et al. (on-going). The IMPACT Study: A randomized controlled trial of a brain plasticity-based training program for age-related decline.
Zelinski, E. M., & Burnight, K. P. (1997). Sixteen-year longitudinal and time lag changes in memory and cognition in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 12(3), 503-513.
Zull, J. E. (2002). The Art of changing the brain: Enriching the practice of teaching by exploring the biology of learning. Stylus Publishing: Sterling, VA.

Chapter 3. Mental Exercise vs. Mental Activity

American Society on Aging (2006). ASA-Metlife Foundation Attitudes and Awareness of Brain Health Poll.
Basak, C. et al. (2008). Can training in a real-time strategy video game attenuate cognitive decline in older adults? Psychology and Aging.
Beck, A. (1979). Cognitive therapy and the emotional disorders. Plume. Beck, J. S. (1995). Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond. Guilford Press.
Beck, J. S. (2007). The Beck diet solution: Train your brain to think like a thin person. Oxmoor House.
Ericsson, K. A., & Delaney, P. F. (1998). Working Memory and Expert Performance. In R. H. Logie & K. J. Gilhooly (Eds.), Working Memory and Thinking, pp. 93-114. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Gaab, N, Gabrieli, J. D. E., Deutsch, G. K., & Temple, E. (2007). Neural correlates of rapid auditory processing are disrupted in children with developmental dyslexia and ameliorated with training: An fMRI study. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 25, 295-310.
• Gopher, D., Weil, M., & Baraket, T. (1994). Transfer of skill from a computer game trainer to flight. Human Factors, 36, 387-405.
Hambrick, D. Z., Sathouse, T. A., & Meinz, E. J. (1999). Predictors of crossword puzzle proficiency and moderators of age-cognition relations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 128, 131-164.
Hillman, C. H., Erickson, K. I., & Kramer, A. F. (2008). Be smart, exercise your heart: exercise effects on brain and cognition. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9 (1), 58-65.
Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Perrig, W. J. (2008). Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(19), 6829-6833.
Jobe, J. B., Smith, D. M., Ball, K., Tennstedt, S. L., Marsiske, M., Willis, S. L., Rebok, G. W., Morris, J. N., Helmers, K. F., Leveck, M. D., Kleinman, K. (2001). ACTIVE: A cognitive intervention trail to promote independence in older adults. Control Clinical Trials, 22(4), 453-479.
Kawashima, R. (2005). Train your brain: 60 days to a better brain. Kumon Publishing North America.
Klingberg, T., Fernell, E., Olesen, P. J., Johnson, M., Gustafsson, P., Dahlstrm, K., Gillberg, C. G., Forssberg, H., & Westerberg, H. (2005). Computerized training of working memory in children with ADHDA randomized, controlled trial. J. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44(2), 177-186.
Lavin, A., & Glaser, S. (2006). Who’s boss: Moving families from conflict to collaboration. Collaboration Press.
Lavin, A., & Glaser, S. (2007). Baby and toddler sleep solutions for dummies. Wiley.
Levine, M. (1995). All kinds of minds. Educators Publishing Service
Mahncke, H. W., Connor, B. B., Appelman, J., Ahsanuddin, O. N., Hardy, J. L., Wood, R. A., Joyce, N. M., Boniske, T., Atkins, S. M., & Merzenich, M. M. (2006). Memory enhancement in healthy older adults using a brain plasticity-based training program: A randomized, controlled study. PNAS, 103(33), 12523-12528.
Davidson, R. J., Kabat-Zinn, J., Schumacher, J., Rosenkranz, M., Muller, D., Santorelli, S. F., Urbanowski, F., Harrington, A., Bonus, K. and Sheridan, J. F. (2003). Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation. Psychosomatic Medicine, 65, 564-570.
Newberg, A., D Aquili, E., & Rause, V. (2001). Why God won’t go away: Brain science and the biology of belief. Ballantine Books.
Newberg, A. & Waldman, M. R. (2006). Why we believe what we believe: Uncovering our biological need for meaning, spirituality, and truth. Free Press.
Paquette, V., Levesque, J., Mensour, B., Leroux, J. M., Beaudoin, G., Bourgouin, P., et al. (2003). Effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy on the neural correlates of spider phobia. Neuroimage, 18, 401-409.
Roenker, D., Cissell, G., Ball, K., Wadley, V., & Edwards, J. (2003). Speed of processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performance. Human Factors, 45: 218-233.
Scarmeas, N., Levy, G., Tang, M. X., Manly, J., & Stern, Y. (2001). Influence of leisure activity on the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology, 57, 2236-2242.
Stahre, L., Trnell, B., Hkanson, C.-.E., & Hllstrm, T. (2007). A randomized controlled trial of two weight-reducing short-term group treatment programs for obesity with an 18-month follow-up. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 14(1), 48-55
Steenbarger, B, N. (2006). Enhancing Trader Performance: Proven Strategies From the Cutting Edge of Trading Psychology. Wiley.
Steenbarger, B. N. (2003). The Psychology of Trading: Tools and Techniques for Minding the Markets. Wiley.
Tang, Y., Ma, Y., Wang, J., Fan, Y., Feng, S., Lu, Q., et al. (2007). Short-term meditation training improves attention and self-regulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(43), 17152-17156.
Temple, E., Deutsch, G. K., Poldrack, R. A., Miller, S. L., Tallal, P.,Merzenich, M. M., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2003). Neural deficits in children with dyslexia ameliorated by behavioral remediation: Evidence from functional MRI. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 100, 2860-2865.
Willis, S. L., Tennstedt, S. L., Marsiske, M., Ball, K., Elias, J., Koepke, K. M., Morris, J. N., Rebok, G. W. Unverzagt, F. W. Stoddard, A. M., & Wright, E. (2006). Long-term effects of cognitive training on everyday functional outcomes in older adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 296(23), 2805-2814.
Woodruff, L., & Woodruff, B. (2007). In an Instant: A Familys journey of love and healing. Random House.
Zelinski et al. (on-going). The IMPACT Study: A randomized controlled trial of a brain plasticity-based training program for age-related decline.

Chapter 4. Brain Training Software: Profiles, Evaluation Criteria and 21 Quick Picks

Baril, L., Nicolas, L., Croisile, B., Crozier, P., Hessler, C., Sassolas, A., McCormick, J. B., & Trannoy, E. (2004). Immune response to Abetapeptides in peripheral blood from patients with Alzheimer’s disease and control subjects. Neurosci. Lett., 355(3), 226-30
Gopher, D., Weil, M., & Bareket, T. (1994). Transfer of skill from a computer game trainer to flight. Human Factors, 36, 1-19.
Kawashima, R. (2005).Train your brain: 60 days to a better brain. Kumon Publishing North America.
Klingberg, T., Fernell, E., Olesen, P. J., Johnson, M., Gustafsson, P., Dahlstrm, K., Gillberg, C. G., Forssberg, H., & Westerberg, H. (2005). Computerized training of working memory in children with ADHDA randomized, controlled trial. J. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44(2), 177-186.
Mahncke, H. W., Connor, B. B., Appelman, J., Ahsanuddin, O. N., Hardy, J. L., Wood, R. A., Joyce, N. M., Boniske, T., Atkins, S. M., & Merzenich, M. M. (2006). Memory enhancement in healthy older adults using a brain plasticity-based training program: A randomized, controlled study. PNAS, 103(33), 12523-12528.
Nussbaum, P. (2007). Your brain health lifestyle. Word Association.
Small, G. (2005). The memory prescription: Dr. Gary Smalls 14-day plan to keep your brain and body young. Hyperion.
Steenbarger, B, N. (2006). Enhancing trader performance: Proven strategies from the cutting edge of trading psychology. Wiley.

Chapter 5. A Growing Range of Applications

Barkley, R. A. (1997). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, selfregulation, and time: Toward a more comprehensive theory. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 18(4), 271-279.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Alzheimer’s Association. (2007). The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health.
Cicerone, K. D., Dahlberg, C., Kalmar, K., Langenbahn, D. M., Malec, J. F., Bergquist, T. F., Felicetti, T., Giacino, J. T., Harley, J. P., Harrington, D. E., Herzog, J., Kneipp, S., Laatsch, L., & Morse P. A. (2000). Evidencebased cognitive rehabilitation: recommendations for clinical practice. Arch. Phys. Med. Rehabil., 81, 1596-615.
Cicerone, K. D., Dahlberg, C., Malec, J. F., Langenbahn, D. M., Felicetti, T., Kneipp, S., Ellmo, W., Kalmar, K., Giacino, J. T., Harley, J. P., Laatsch, L., Morse, P. A., & Catanese, J. (2005). Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation: Updated review of the literature from 1998 through 2002. Arch. Phys. Med. Rehabil., 86, 1681-92.
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Gopher, D., Weil, M., & Baraket, T. (1994). Transfer of skill from a computer game trainer to flight. Human Factors, 36, 387-405.
• Kasten, E., Wuest, S., Behrens-Bamann, W., & Sabel, B. A. (1998). Computer-based training for the treatment of partial blindness. Nature Medicine, 4, 1083–1087.
Klingberg, T., Fernell, E., Olesen, P. J., Johnson, M., Gustafsson, P., Dahlstrm, K., Gillberg, C. G., Forssberg, H., & Westerberg, H. (2005). Computerized training of working memory in children with ADHDA randomized, controlled trial. J. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44(2), 177-186.
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Olesen, P. J., Westerberg, H., & Klingberg, T. (2004). Increased prefrontal and parietal brain activity after training of working memory. Nature Neuroscience, 7(1), 75-79.
Rabiner, D., & Coie, J. D. (2000). Early attention problems and children’s reading achievement: A longitudinal investigation. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 39(7), 859-867.
Roenker, D., Cissell, G., Ball, K., Wadley, V., & Edwards, J. (2003). Speed of processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performance. Human Factors, 45, 218-233.
Shebilske, W. L., Volz, R. A., Gildea, K. M., Workman, J. W., Nanjanath, M., Cao, S,, & Whetzel, J. (2005). Revised Space Fortress: A validation study. Behavior Research Methods, 37, 591-601.
Willis, S. L., Tennstedt, S. L., Marsiske, M., Ball, K., Elias, J., Koepke, K. M., Morris, J. N., Rebok, G. W. Unverzagt, F. W. Stoddard, A. M., & Wright, E. (2006). Long-term effects of cognitive training on everyday functional outcomes in older adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 296(23), 2805-2814.

Chapter 6. Ready for the Future?

Whalen, C., Liden, L., Ingersoll, B., Dallaire, E., & Liden, S. (2006). Positive behavioral changes associated with the use of computerassisted instruction for young children. Journal of Speech and Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis, 1(1), 11-25.
Vance, D. E., Webb, N. M., Marceaux, J. C., Viamonte, S. M., Foote, A. W., & Ball, K. K. (2008). Mental stimulation, neural plasticity, and aging: directions for nursing research and practice. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 40(4), 241-9.

Chapter 7. Opening the Debate

Ybarra, O., Burnstein, E., Winkielman, P., Keller, M. C., Manis, M., Chan, E., & Rodriguez, J. (2008). Mental exercising through simple socializing: Social interaction promotes general cognitive functioning. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 248-259.

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