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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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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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