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John Todor: To reach brain potential, we need less individual “improv”


John I. Todor

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
As the Co-Founder of, I enjoy the oppor­tu­ni­ty to curate the new research show­ing how lifestyle impacts men­tal, phys­i­cal and social well-being, and to help build a com­mu­ni­ty to share every­day expe­ri­ences.

Please tell us about your inter­est in applied brain sci­ence. What areas are you most inter­est­ed in? What moti­vat­ed you to pur­sue work in your field?
My Ph.D. is in Edu­ca­tion­al Psy­chol­o­gy, fol­lowed by post-doc­tor­al work in cog­ni­tive sci­ence and clin­i­cal neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy. I am most inter­est­ed in uncov­er­ing how lifestyles, what we do day in and out and how we do it, includ­ing our jobs, con­tribute to well-being. How can we devel­op and apply meth­ods to help peo­ple adopt healthy lifestyles and replace tox­ic behav­iors? Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention

We just received these two very thought-pro­vok­ing essays on Alzheimer’s Dis­ease and brain health, as part of a writ­ing work­shop, led by Susan Hill in Lake­land, Flori­da, with a group of grade 9–11 home­school­ers.

With­out fur­ther ado, here you are both Essays:

Essay A. Pre­vent­ing Alzheimer’s at Work

– By Josh H

5,000,000: that is the num­ber of peo­ple in the Unit­ed States alone who are affect­ed by Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Research has shown that those who held jobs such as san­i­ta­tion work­ers or trash col­lec­tors in their 30s, 40s, and 50s are more at risk for Alzheimer’s dis­ease than peo­ple who held jobs such as doc­tors or sci­en­tists at the same age. If every­one knew this, the world would ben­e­fit, and it could impact the lives of every­one.

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Brain Training and Brain fitness games

Fun quick arti­cle, titled Review: Lat­est Brain-Teas­ing Video Games, on Brain Train­ing, “Nin­ten­do Brain Age”, “Big Brain Acad­e­my”, “Hot Brain”, “Brain Boost”, “Brain Genius”, “Brain Juice”, “Brain Chal­lenge”, “Mind Quiz”…

Please remem­ber to use our check­lists on How to Select the Right Brain Fit­ness Pro­gram-short check­list or the full length ver­sion-, if you are look­ing for real ben­e­fits beyond enter­tain­ment.

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