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Study: SOME brain training may work to promote healthy brain aging

Keep read­ing arti­cle Study Debunks 4 Com­mon Myths about Brain Train­ing and Life­long Cog­ni­tive Enhance­ment, over at The Cre­ativ­i­ty Post.

10 Common Brain Health Myths, Debunked

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– Andrew Rich via Get­ty Images

10 Com­mon Brain Health and Brain Train­ing Myths, Debunked (The Huff­in­g­ton Post):

Giv­en all the inter­est in—and con­fu­sion around—-the top­ics of brain train­ing, neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty and brain health, let’s debunk ten myths that remain sur­pris­ing­ly pop­u­lar…Keep read­ing arti­cle at The Huff­in­g­ton Post.

One more brain myth bites the dust: There’s no Male Brain, or Female Brain; There’s Human Brain

sn-genderbrainThe brains of men and women aren’t real­ly that dif­fer­ent, study finds (Sci­ence):

As soon as sci­en­tists could image the brain, they began hunt­ing for sex differences…in the new study, researchers led by Daph­na Joel, a behav­ioral neu­ro­sci­en­tist at Tel Aviv Uni­ver­si­ty in Israel, tried to be as com­pre­hen­sive as pos­si­ble. Using Read the rest of this entry »

Debunking 10 Brain Fitness and Brain Health Myths during Brain Awareness Week

brain fitness mythsIn hon­or of Brain Aware­ness Week, let’s debunk ten myths about brain fit­ness and brain health that remain sur­pris­ing­ly pop­u­lar.

Top 10 brain fit­ness and brain health myths, debunked:

Myth 1. Genes deter­mine the fate of our brains.
Fact: Life­long brain plas­tic­ity means that our lifestyles and behav­iors play a sig­nif­i­cant role in how our brains (and there­fore our minds) phys­i­cally evolve.

Myth 2. We are what we eat. Read the rest of this entry »

Syllabus for online course How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach (starts March 7th)

Here you have the syl­labus for upcom­ing online course How to Be Your Own Brain Fit­ness Coach. There are still some seats avail­able, so please take a look and reg­is­ter if inter­est­ed.

Ses­sion I. Debunk­ing Brain and Brain Fit­ness Myths: We will first debunk pop­u­lar mis­con­cep­tions that stand in the way of mak­ing informed deci­sions to spend our time and mon­ey wise­ly. We will explore hot top­ics such as genet­ics vs. envi­ron­ment vs. lifestyle, intel­li­gence, left/ right brain hemi­spheres, “brain age”, cog­ni­tive enhance­ment, sup­ple­ments, learn­ing styles, brain train­ing, neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis, neu­ro­plas­tic­ity, cog­ni­tive reserve, and Alzheimer’s Dis­ease. Addi­tion­ally we’ll con­trast the find­ings from a major recent sci­en­tific study with their media cov­er­age, equip­ping par­tic­i­pants to become bet­ter informed read­ers of news and sci­en­tific find­ings.

When: Wednes­day, March 7th, 11am-1pm US Pacif­ic Time (live ses­sion will be record­ed for lat­er view­ing). Read the rest of this entry »

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