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Growing demand for products to enhance cognition and memory

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Mar­ket­ing Cog­ni­tion Prod­ucts (Nat­ur­al Prod­ucts Insid­er):

Cog­ni­tion and brain health is a hot top­ic, espe­cial­ly in light of the aging population…As there is cur­rent­ly no cure for demen­tia, con­sumers have a strong inter­est in both per­for­mance and pre­ven­tive cog­ni­tion prod­ucts that include an array of options from Read the rest of this entry »

Apple names brain training app “2014 App of the Year”

apple-best-of-2014Apple names its top apps of 2014 (Mash­able):

It’s a good day for Ele­vate, which was just named Apple’s favorite app of 2014.

The app, which helps you improve mem­o­ry and focus, was Apple’s top pick of the year. The run­ner-up was Insta­gram’s Hyper­lapse, which speeds up shaky videos and turns them into time laps­es in just two taps.”

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How to improve memory skills and remember what you read: Beyond phonics and “whole language”

Horizontal Stacked BooksDespite the increas­ing visu­al media we are increas­ing­ly exposed to, read­ing is still an impor­tant skill. Whether it is school text­books, online news­pa­pers or reg­u­lar books, peo­ple still read, though not as much as they used to. One rea­son that many peo­ple don’t read much is that they don’t read well. For them, Read the rest of this entry »

To improve memory, enhance attention and other cognitive abilities

Memory_attentionRemem­ber­ing, as en Extreme Sport (The New York Times):

We found that one of the biggest dif­fer­ences between mem­o­ry ath­letes and the rest of us,” said Hen­ry L. Roedi­ger III, the psy­chol­o­gist who Read the rest of this entry »

My take on the use of nutritional supplements is that they mostly provide little benefit for those who are healthy”

Robert Bilder

Ques­tion by Emi and Joan Coop­er:
The Sharp­Brains Guide is quite crit­i­cal on the use of gink­go and sup­ple­ments to max­i­mize brain health and improve mem­o­ry. What is your own take? Do you use any sup­ple­ments? What do you advice oth­ers? Also, what is the impact of too much sug­ar con­sume on our brains? Read the rest of this entry »

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