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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Keep Your Aging Brain Sharp

Avoid Negative Brain Plasticity with fitness software

Michael Merzenich writing for Scientific American Mind, warns us of age-related cognitive decline. “Called negative brain plasticity – the cerebral equivalent of what has happened to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biceps,” Merzenich advises training the brain. He promotes brain fitness software offered through Posit Science. Circuit Training, Computer Games for Mental Workouts, an article by Kaspar Mossman also gets you thinking. Is juggling, playing bridge, eating your fruits and vegetables, exercising, trying new wholesome activities, and building new social networks enough? Or should we spend money tapping into new brain stimulating technology?

1 comment:

Martin Walker said...

Merzenich knows what he's talking about. He's been researching brain plasticity for many years.

A landmark study on Improving Fluid Intelligence by Training Working Memory (PNAS April 2008) recorded increases in mental agility (fluid intelligence) of more than 40% after 19 days of focused brain training.

I was so impressed that I contacted the research team and developed a software program using the same method so that anyone can achieve these improvements at home.
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