“Behavioral training interventions have received much interest as potentially efficient and cost-effective ways to maintain brain fitness or enhance skilled performance with impact ranging from health and fitness to education and job training. In particular, neuroscience research has documented the importance of explicitly training (i) attentional control, in order to enhance perceptual and cognitive fitness as well as (ii) kindness and compassion, to Read the rest of this entry »
(Editor’s Note: every month we host an online Q&A with participants in the e-course How To Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach. This is the lightly edited and anonymized transcript from the January Q&A session; the February Q&A will take place on Tuesday, February 12th)
OK, ready to go! Happy 2013 again. You can start writing your questions and comments in the box at the bottom, and hit Send.
Which activities or games or websites do you recommend to improve memory? Read the rest of this entry »
NIOSH to Study Cognitive Loads on Underground Coal Miners (Occupational Health & Safety):
“NIOSH has published a notice outlining an interesting study it plans to undertake to understand the cognitive demands placed on underground coal miners by new safety devices they must carry, with the industry increasingly deploying wireless communication systems, personal dust monitors, and proximity detectors…
The physical burden is evident, but the cognitive effect may not be as clear,” Read the rest of this entry »
“Brain Training” May Lessen Cognitive Impairments Associated with Coronary Bypass Surgery (press release):
“This study demonstrated that patients suffering from cognitive deficits after coronary bypass surgery could greatly benefit from cognitive training that targets both attention and memory—the cognitive functions most affected after this type of operation…What’s more, benefits from the training are maintained over time…the development of cognitive rehabilitation tools would be highly beneficial for patients who undergo coronary bypass surgery as a way to speed up their recovery and improve their quality of life.”
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MRI workers experience transient neurocognitive effects (News Medical):
“Individuals working in the vicinity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines may experience transient neurocognitive effects when moving their heads, research demonstrates…Study participants who completed standardized Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Bill Klemm
As school is about to resume, people are reminded of their strong opinions about how to fix schools: more funding, better teachers, less government interference, more government interference, etc. But the one obvious, and never-stated problem, is that students don’t remember what they are taught. In spite of all the “teaching to the test” that parents and teachers complain about, students still don’t remember the very things they were taught as answers to test questions.
The reason they don’t remember is that they are not taught how to memorize. Why is that? Read the rest of this entry »
The CEO of Marbles: The Brain Store will provide an overview of What Brain Games Consumers Buy (in Marbles’ stores) and Why, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Lindsay started Marbles: The Brain Store in 2008 with the simple idea of finding the best brain games out there and Read the rest of this entry »