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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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