Brain Training News Digest

Here is a news digest on brain train­ing to start your stim­u­lat­ing New Year:

Brain train­ing games: Do they work? This piece explores the world of com­put­er­ized brain train­ing soft­ware: Who uses them? Are they worth the expense? You can also check out Sharp­brains Pro­gram Eval­u­a­tion check­list to learn about the 10 ques­tions to ask when choos­ing a brain fit­ness program.

Pro­tect your brain: The new issue for ath­letes. Learn more about ImPACT (Imme­di­ate Post-Con­cus­sion Assess­ment and Cog­ni­tive Test­ing), the com­put­er­ized clin­i­cal report which is quick­ly becom­ing the norm for high schools and col­leges in deter­min­ing an ath­lete’s cog­ni­tive brain func­tion. For basic infor­ma­tion on con­cus­sions and con­cus­sion-types sport-relat­ed dam­ages, click here.

Brain train­ing: What’s the “true” pic­ture? This short arti­cle sums up nice­ly what needs to be known and done to bet­ter under­stand the emerg­ing field of brain train­ing and cog­ni­tive enhancement.

Brain plas­tic­i­ty: An inspir­ing piece by Oliv­er Sacks the author of “The Mind’s Eye”, who shares patients’ sto­ries and won­ders “to what extent we are shaped by, and to what degree we shape, our own brains? And can the brain’s abil­i­ty to change be har­nessed to give us greater cog­ni­tive powers?”

And to put all this to work do not hes­i­tate to vis­it our Top 50 brain teasers or try out our lat­est teasers straight from the lab:

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  1. Steven | The Emotion Machine on January 4, 2011 at 9:45

    Thanks for shar­ing all of this. Brain fit­ness is applied psy­chol­o­gy at its best!

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