“Learning, memory, and brain repair depend on the ability of our neurons to change with experience. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 7 have evidence from a small study in people that exercise may enhance this essential plasticity of the adult brain. [Read more…] about Study: Physical exercise can enhance neuroplasticity in adult brains, accelerating neural repair
Businessman turned love of pingpong into charity (Virginia Beach Beacon):
“The elder Lees, now 76, still plays and heads up a table tennis club on the Eastern Shore…Ken Lees said it was local neurologist Dr. Scott Sautter who helped him realize the therapeutic benefits of pingpong on brain fitness and mental health…
“It’s like aerobic chess,” [Read more…] about Trend: Playing table tennis to enhance brain fitness and mental health
“Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared diagnoses among patients…once the disease has been diagnosed, there is nothing modern medicine can do to stop it.
But it can be slowed, and a new study presented [Read more…] about Alzheimer’s disease can be delayed through lifestyle: New, large study joins growing chorus
Can exercise reduce behavior problems and enhance cognition in children with ADHD?
Results from multiple studies indicate that exercise mitigates aging-related declines in cognitive functioning and that it may enhance cognitive functioning in older adults. Exercise has also been shown to be [Read more…] about Physical exercise as ADHD treatment: Necessary but not sufficient
Let’s say you want to be more mindful—that is, cultivate intentional, non-judgmental attention to each moment. Meditation is the core of mindfulness, but there are many different forms of meditation. Which one is best for you? [Read more…] about Which kind of mindfulness meditation to choose? Comparing sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga
Question by Anton Goldberg:
What surprised me the most in your interview was when you said that physical exercise doesn’t help improve memory as much as mental exercise does. I get the opposite impression when reading media reports. Can you point out the research that supports your view? And, if true, why isn’t the media doing a better job at explaining the science? [Read more…] about “No matter what the media says…you need both physical and mental exercise”