By: Alvaro Fernandez
In honor of Brain Awareness Week 2013, which starts today, let’s debunk ten myths about brain fitness and brain training that remain surprisingly popular.
Top 10 brain fitness and brain training myths, debunked:
Myth 1. Genes determine the fate of our brains.
Fact: Lifelong brain plasticity means that our lifestyles and behaviors play a significant role in how our brains (and therefore our minds) physically evolve.
Myth 2. We are what we eat. Read the rest of this entry »
Courtesy of the recent study Neuromyths in education: Prevalence and predictors of misconceptions among teachers, by Sanne Dekker et al, here you have 32 brain-related statements. Are they correct or incorrect?
- We use our brains 24 h a day (C ).
- Children must acquire their native language before a second language is learned. If they do not do so neither language will be fully acquired (I).
- Boys have bigger brains than girls (C ). Read the rest of this entry »
We just noticed that the Alliance for Aging Research offers an excellent list of references on Brain Health Research, organized in these 10 sections below. Enjoy!
#1 Nourish Your Noggin: Eat a Brain Healthy Diet Read the rest of this entry »
How can we help younger generations find the right path to lifelong brain health and performance — especially as they will live longer, and in more dynamic, complex environments? We created the Brain Health across the Lifespan series to curate reliable sources of information, and here you can check out the Top 10 Resources to Better Understand the Teenage Brain.
Wishing you and your family a very brain-fit decade…please enjoy the December edition of our monthly eNewsletter: Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
Do we all have a “brain age”? Are all brain exercises equal? Does aging mean decline?
Answering these questions probably requires to debunk a few myths about the brain.
Understanding how our brain functions can help understand how it is possible for our brain to change, and what we can do to make these changes happen. This is why knowing how our brain works is the first habit to acquire on the road to boosting brain functions.
Wouldn’t it be very hard for a musician to get better at playing the clarinet if he didn’t know that it is the air that his mouth pulses into the instrument that creates its sounds? In the same way limited knowledge about the brain may be one of the reasons why many people do not take action to try to optimize the way their brain work.
Here are 10 Brain and Brain Fitness Myths, debunked for you: Read the rest of this entry »