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Goodreads selects twenty winners of SharpBrains’ book giveaway

goodreads_bannerBelow are the names of the 20 Goodreads giveaway winners, randomly selected from 1,137 participants. Each winner will receive a free print copy of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.

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How to properly “Use it or Lose it”: Kundalini Yoga vs. Crossword Puzzles

yoga_wellnessYoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss (The Telegraph):

“Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in ageing well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit…We’re converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for doctors to recommend therapy to their patients. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age

You can now enjoy the slide deck Alvaro Fer­nan­dez used to present the new book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age (April 2013; 284 pages),  at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on September 27th.

Description: While most of us have heard the phrase “use it or lose it,” very few understand what “it” really means, or how to properly “use it” in order to optimize brain health and performance at any age. This book closes this gap by providing comprehensive and up-to-date information, insight and guidance.

“Use it or lose it” requires travelling out of our comfort zone

ByronWienA SharpBrains reader just forwarded this very thoughtful letter by investing legend Byron Wien, as a living example of many principles espoused by our new book. The letter features twenty excellent life lessons learned, including the five below. Enjoy! (bold emphasis mine)

Byron Wien Discusses Lessons Learned in His First 80 Years:

“1. Concentrate on finding a big idea that will make an impact Read the rest of this entry »

Not all mental activity is created equal (quick brain teaser)

Quick! Say aloud what color you see in every word — DON”T just read each word.

 

Not easy, right! The Stroop test is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental vitality and flexibility, since performing well requires strong attention and self-regulation capability. We used this little brain test/ teaser in our online course this Wednesday to make the point that not all mental activity is created  equal, which is why the “Use It or Lose It”, while a great starting point, must be expanded to provide better guidelines on the How to use it.

You can enjoy many other Mind and Brain Teasers.

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