Last week, the US Car Care Council released a list of tips on how to take care of your car and Ã¢â‚¬Å“save big money at the pump in 2008.Ã¢â‚¬Â
You may not have paid much attention to this announcement. Yes, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s important to save gas these days; but, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not big news that good maintenance habits will improve the performance of a car, and extend its life.
If we can all agree on the importance of maintaining our cars that get us around town, what about maintaining our brains sitting behind the wheel?
A spate of recent news coverage on brain fitness and Ã¢â‚¬Å“brain trainingÃ¢â‚¬Â has missed an important constituency: younger people. Recent advancements in brain science have as tremendous implications for teenagers and adults of all ages as they do for seniors.
In a recent conversation with neuroscientist Yaakov Stern of Columbia University, he related how surprised he was when, years ago, a reporter from Seventeen magazine requested an interview. The reporter told Dr. Stern that he wanted to write an article to motivate kids to stay in school and not to drop out, in order to start building their Cognitive Reserve early and age more gracefully.
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