Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Neuroplasticity, Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


Brain Fitness News

Another great week full of interesting and relevant articles. We will start a new tradition: we will end up the week (either on Friday or during the weekend) with a round-up of the articles we haven’t been able to comment on during the week. Please feel free to send us your suggestions too!

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Brave Heart: does will power reside in heart?

  • “A recent study has looked into the issue of whether cognitive self -regulation (will power / motivation) is also associated with HRV. The study reported that higher baseline HRV was associated with more will-power and ability to resist temptation.”

Book review: Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley

  • “Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain is as entertaining as it is edifying. This unlikely page turner fascinates, and suggests optimism about your brain’s capacities.
    Considering the aging baby boom generation and the demands this group has created in every phase of life, if a culture of mental fitness develops, it won’t surprise me. Being a boomer myself, I’m all for it. I just hope I don’t have to become a bodhisattva to reap the benefits.”

Newsweek: Clear link between exercise and improved cognition

  • “Last week, in a landmark paper, researchers announced that they had coaxed the human brain into growing new nerve cells, a process that for decades had been thought impossible, simply by putting subjects on a three-month aerobic-workout regimen.

Brain Improvement to Spark Fitness Boom

  • “It was long believed that adults couldn’t create new neurons, although research in more recent years has shown that not to be the case. As it turns out, neurogenesis is affected by exercise, too:”

Products That Help Jog Your Memory

  • A great (and unexpected!) introduction to our company and programs.

CBC Television : Test the Nation – Canada’s National IQ Test

  • A Canadian TV channel organized a show where different groups tested their IQs…and here are the results.

Biofeedback participants learn to manage their emotional response

  • How students at Texas State University are using Freeze-Framer to “feel more confident with dealing with stressful situations, Janke said. “Most students expressed feeling negative emotions when dealing with stress.

Enjoy the weekend!

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