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Understanding the “It” in “Use It or Lose It”

From Macro to Micro: A Visual Guide to the Brain (IEEE Spectrum)

In the human brain, higher-level information processing occurs in the neocortex, neural tissue that forms the outer layer of the cerebral cortex. In its intricate folds, brain cells work together to interpret sensory information and to form thoughts and plans. The neocortex is divided into regions that take the lead on different types of processing. However, much of today’s neuroscience research focuses on mapping the connectome: the neural connections between regions…Keep Reading Article.

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Goodreads selects twenty winners of SharpBrains’ book giveaway

goodreads_bannerBelow are the names of the 20 Goodreads giveaway winners, randomly selected from 1,137 participants. Each winner will receive a free print copy of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.

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How to properly “Use it or Lose it”: Kundalini Yoga vs. Crossword Puzzles

yoga_wellnessYoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss (The Telegraph):

“Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in ageing well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit…We’re converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for doctors to recommend therapy to their patients. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age

You can now enjoy the slide deck Alvaro Fer­nan­dez used to present the new book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age (April 2013; 284 pages),  at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on September 27th.

Description: While most of us have heard the phrase “use it or lose it,” very few understand what “it” really means, or how to properly “use it” in order to optimize brain health and performance at any age. This book closes this gap by providing comprehensive and up-to-date information, insight and guidance.

“Use it or lose it” requires travelling out of our comfort zone

ByronWienA SharpBrains reader just forwarded this very thoughtful letter by investing legend Byron Wien, as a living example of many principles espoused by our new book. The letter features twenty excellent life lessons learned, including the five below. Enjoy! (bold emphasis mine)

Byron Wien Discusses Lessons Learned in His First 80 Years:

“1. Concentrate on finding a big idea that will make an impact Read the rest of this entry »

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