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  • Title: Brainfitness For Life | Brain Fitness is now recognized as a key ingredient in our overall well being and quality of life
    Descriptive info: .. Brain Fitness is now recognized as a key ingredient in our overall well being and quality of life.. Search.. Cognitive Science.. Brain Health.. Brain Training.. HAPPYneuron News.. 8 Unusual Facts About Your Brain.. This week we explore eight unusual facts you may or may not know about your brain.. Do you know other unusual facts not on the list below? Please let us know by including them in the comment section below.. 5 Strategies to Improve Memory.. It's important to remind ourselves of some of the simple ways to improve memory.. Here are five methods to improve memory based on scientific research.. Adult brains can change!.. Young brains are.. plastic.. This means that they can change and reorganize to adapt to deficits.. Is it the case for older brains as well? Recent research suggests that  ...   of forgetting.. And yet the primary function of the memory is to forget: the brain is [ ].. Read more.. What awareness is there in a coma patient?.. What happens in the minds of people who have fallen into a coma? Are they aware of the world around them, can they hear us, or maybe even understand us? One British researcher, Adrien Owen, has dedicated part of his work to exploring this fascinating question.. Over the past decade, his team has been accumulating [ ].. The younger you feel, the healthier your brain.. How do you feel about your age? Positively, or rather negatively? As a new study shows, this question seems to have far greater consequences than you might think!.. Older Posts.. Contact us.. Visit HAPPYneuron.. Copyright © 2013 HAPPYneuron www.. brainfitnessforlife.. com All rights reserved..

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  • Title: Cognitive Science | Brainfitness For Life
    Descriptive info: By.. admin.. , posted on.. juillet 31, 2013 at 2:33.. ,.. Posted in.. Commentaires fermés.. And yet the primary function of the memory is to forget: the brain is constantly parsing recollections that are important and useful and those that are unwanted , excluding those memories that prevent us from concentrating on the important tasks at hand.. Haven t you ever dreamed of controlling this process, of deleting a particular moment or a painful or embarrassing situation from your memory? A study dating from October 2012 has, for the first time, explored the cognitive processes underlying the phenomenon of forgetting: Roland Benoit and Michael Anderson (Cambridge University) have shown that there are two mechanisms responsible for our ability to forget: the first operates by deactivating the mnesic system, and the other by replacing the forgotten memory with another.. The suppression of a memory results from the inhibition, by the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (which is involved in deliberate searches for information), of the activity of the hippocampus, the essential cerebral structure in the process associated with rememorisation of past events.. Another study using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) dating from 2004 and conducted by Michael Anderson (University of Oregon) and John Gabrieli (Stanford University) showed that the areas of the brain activated in voluntary forgetting are the same as those used to halt a physical action: the same processes of control and inhibition are involved when we try to deliberately block the emergence of a memory, and when we deliberately interrupt a physical movement.. These results seem to indicate that forgetting is not merely a passive phenomenon, but that it is possible for us to filter our memories using voluntary mnesic control mechanisms.. at 2:20.. Over the past decade, his team has been accumulating increasing evidence that comatose people are at least partially aware of their surroundings, and potentially of themselves.. In a study published in 2011 in.. Frontiers in Human Neurosciences.. , Tristan Bekinschtein et al.. tested responsiveness to  ...   Music exercises increase gray matter in the brain.. juin 29, 2012 at 7:24.. Last week, on June 21, France celebrated World Music Day, a day that has been important for the past 30 years and has also been adopted by several other countries and states in the United States.. Read More.. New hope for the fight against Alzheimer s disease.. février 3, 2012 at 3:31.. Dementia type tauopathies, including Alzheimer s disease are accompanied by an accumulation of abnormal form of tau protein in the brain.. When does cognitive decline really begin?.. janvier 19, 2012 at 11:29.. We have known for a long time that cognitive decline occurs with aging, however we may have been incorrect about the age it starts.. A recent analysis brings new details about it.. Abnormalities found in the brain of psychopaths.. décembre 6, 2011 at 11:09.. Impulsive, anti-social, lack of empathy and remorse, or eccentric personality; all these characteristics could describe someone who suffers from psychopathy.. New tip to understand how attention skills work.. novembre 10, 2011 at 10:57.. As surprising as it could be, some of our brain cells have to be deactivated in order to become concentrated in a more efficient way!.. Internet may Influence your Memory Skills.. juillet 21, 2011 at 2:38.. Comments (0).. Internet is well known to be a quick and easy way to access to knowledge.. But did you know that using it could affect the way we store information?.. When Your Brain Falls In Love.. novembre 19, 2010 at 5:07.. Ever wondered how falling in love actually happens? Or have you ever done something stupid out of love and put it down to The heart has its reasons ? Well, you were wrong!.. Intelligence and Creativity.. octobre 22, 2010 at 3:29.. Comments (2).. Most of us have a general concept of what intelligence is but, similar to the intangible concepts of happiness and love, our personal definition of intelligence is influenced by our own understanding of the concept..

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  • Title: Brain Health | Brainfitness For Life
    Descriptive info: juillet 23, 2012 at 10:10.. How do you feel about your age? Positively, or rather negatively? As a new study shows, this question seems to have far greater consequences than you might think!.. Purpose in life against Alzheimer s Disease.. juin 28, 2012 at 9:08.. It is commonly known that physical exercise helps keep the brain fit and protects from dementia.. However, it is not your only option! Get ready for a challenge!.. Nutrition: How sugar affects your memory.. mai 31, 2012 at 5:02.. Most people are aware of how high sugar intake can affect your body.. But what about your brain? A recent study published in the.. Journal of Physiology.. has shown.. Exercise is beneficial for the brain.. août 5, 2011 at 9:54.. We often hear advice telling us that doing some kind of physical activity is good to develop muscle, lose weight, or generally to stay healthy.. But what if doing exercise was also good for mental abilities?.. March is National Nutrition  ...   be a link between a long-term exposure to pesticides and dementia.. The House passes the National Alzheimer s Project Act.. décembre 15, 2010 at 1:17.. This morning, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the National Alzheimer s Project Act (NAPA).. When Retirement Leads to Memory Decline.. décembre 10, 2010 at 11:02.. Comments (1).. If you are now looking at the picture and thinking This is how I want my retirement to look like , think again! A recent paper with the title “Mental Retirement”.. The National Alzheimer s Project Act makes progress.. décembre 9, 2010 at 1:47.. Yesterday the US Senate passed the National Alzheimer s Project Act (NAPA) (S.. 3036), taking an important step toward addressing Alzheimer s disease,.. Coffee And Sugar to Improve Your Brain Efficiency.. décembre 1, 2010 at 12:22.. The Holidays For most people, this period rhymes with chocolate, tea, coffee, and lots of sweet treats.. As we all know, all these are to be consumed in moderate quantities..

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  • Title: Brain Training | Brainfitness For Life
    Descriptive info: Brain Training and Alzheimer s.. septembre 20, 2011 at 10:14.. New evidence has recently been found to support the theory that brain training brings health benefits.. A Canadian team of researchers studied the effects of.. Treating Depression and Anxiety with Video Games.. mars 10, 2011 at 6:02.. A study from East Carolina University has recently shown the effectiveness of casual video games to treat.. depression.. and anxiety.. The researchers worked with 60 subjects suffering from.. Changing Your (Cognitive) Fitness Habits.. février 25, 2011 at 4:26.. So we ve read it in many studies: Physical exercise is important and contributes to a healthy life style.. It has also been shown to be essential for cognitive health,.. Information Retrieval Improves Learning.. février 10, 2011 at 6:08.. According to recent results published in the journal Science, using memory retrieval as a learning technique may be an excellent method to improve meaningful science learning.. More reason to engage in brain exercise!.. Michael Rucker.. septembre 10, 2010 at 5:55.. What a breakthrough! We now have even more reason to engage in  ...   BBC Brain Games Study.. Dr.. Bernard Croisile.. avril 21, 2010 at 1:32.. Comments (5).. As you may have read, the BBC just published the results of a brain training study in Nature magazine.. The show “Bang goes the Theory” funded and conducted a study with 8,600 subjects.. février 19, 2010 at 8:07.. ,.. Featured Articles.. It s important to remind ourselves of some of the simple ways to improve memory.. Here are five methods to improve memory based on scientific research:.. Can Cooking Dinner Help Your Brain?.. janvier 15, 2010 at 5:36.. Comments (3).. Cooking is an activity that takes a person through a variety of brain functions.. When we take to our kitchens to prepare our favorite dinner recipes, we are also honing many of our cognitive skills.. Does Your Brain Need to Go Back to School?.. janvier 7, 2010 at 8:15.. For most adolescents, teenagers, and young adults, January marks the end of winter break and a return to school.. But what about those of us who are far removed from formal educational experiences?..

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  • Title: Happyneuron News | Brainfitness For Life
    Descriptive info: Are HAPPYneuron s games too difficult?.. décembre 20, 2011 at 10:41.. After reading some comments sent to us from our customers regarding the levels of difficulty with some of our games, we would like to share with you the rationale that led us to set up the levels.. A New Game for your neurons and your ears too!.. décembre 19, 2011 at 10:48.. The HAPPYneuron s team is delighted to announce that a new game is already available on.. www.. happy-neuron.. com.. 70,000 HAPPYneuron games played everyday!.. novembre 3, 2011 at 5:59.. We are proud to announce that more than.. 70,000 HAPPYneuron games.. are played everyday in the world! If you want to join the HAPPYneuron community,.. sign up now for a free 7-day trial.. to the program!.. MemTrax: The Indispensable Memory Screening Test!.. octobre 24, 2011 at 7:53.. Memory declines with aging and some memory loss may be an early warning sign for neurodegenerative disease, including some forms  ...   memory issues.. juillet 21, 2011 at 9:44.. SBT, the editor of the HAPPYneuron service, has adapted the memory screening test.. MemTrax.. on the iPad.. Establish Your Baseline Memory Function.. novembre 15, 2010 at 5:16.. National Memory Screening Day.. , an annual initiative spearheaded by the.. Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.. (AFA) in collaboration with community organizations.. SCAN Health Plan selects HAPPYneuron s Brain Gym.. mars 16, 2010 at 3:57.. Cognitive Exercises within SCAN Health Plan s Mobile Resource Center for Seniors.. More than 20 Free Brain Training Games for Continued Cognitive Health.. HAPPYneuron Featured Guest at SharpBrains Summit.. janvier 22, 2010 at 9:33.. It was an exciting week for HAPPYneuron! We launched our latest product.. HAPPYneuron PRO.. at the inaugural.. SharpBrains.. Summit this week.. HAPPYneuron sponsors SharpBrains Summit.. janvier 12, 2010 at 4:37.. HAPPYneuron is pleased to sponsor the.. SharpBrains Summit.. This virtual event takes place on January 18-20, 2010 and features the latest technology for cognitive and health performance..

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  • Title: 8 Unusual Facts About Your Brain | Brainfitness For Life
    Descriptive info: 1.. No rest for your brain.. Believe it or not, although rest is quite important for normal cognitive function, your brain does not slow down when you go to sleep.. On the contrary, it actually becomes quite active.. The science of sleep is still being explored but one popular theory is that the brain does its most important work during sleep – routing and organizing all of the important information from the day into memory.. In fact, our brain is so active at night it secretes hormones that immobilize our bodies during sleep so that we don’t injure ourselves while attempting to act upon any of the ideas going on in our head while we sleep!.. 2.. Your brain is a little powerhouse.. Our brains are full of neurons, a common estimate is that each of us has about 100 billion of them.. Whenever we conjure up a thought it is because electrical signals are transmitted between these neurons along our neural pathways.. As long as we are alive, this process never stops.. Each neuron in your body generates a small amount of electricity.. Multiply that energy by 100 billion and you will have enough electricity to power a small light bulb.. The next time you see a light bulb used as a metaphor for a new idea you will now know why.. 3.. Your brain is no Prius™.. Although the brain makes up only a small part of your body, it can burn up to one-fifth of the calories you use in a day.. This calorie expenditure is primarily used for cell-health maintenance and to fuel the electrical impulses that neurons use to communicate with each other.. This could be why a long day at the office can sometimes make us feel as though we just ran a marathon.. 4.. Yawning keeps your brain cool.. Normally, we associate  ...   Your brain is divided into two sides, but for reasons science doesn’t completely understand, the left hemisphere of your brain controls the right side of your body, while the right hemisphere of your brain controls the left side of your body.. As discussed in our past post.. 9 Differences Between the Male and Female Brain.. , many men are sharply left-brain dominant, while women tend to be more evenly balanced between left and right-brain processing.. Women are therefore thought to be slightly more intuitive and better communicators then men, whereas men tend to be more task-oriented.. 7.. Your brain feels no pain.. Although what you sense and feel is processed in your brain, the brain itself cannot feel pain.. This is because your brain lacks pain receptors.. Headaches come from pain receptors in your head, hence the name headaches and not brainaches.. This fact also assists neurosurgeons perform complicated brain surgeries while a patient is still awake.. 8.. You are constantly changing the structure of your brain.. In our post.. 7 Myths About the Human Brain.. we stated that our brains change in various areas, but the wrinkles we gain as our brain develop remain the same until the day we die.. A few of you wrote in that in some cases wrinkles can change.. Less contentious is the fact that as we learn new information through cognitive engagement we form new neural pathways and build our cognitive reserve (one of our best defenses against.. brain decline.. ).. Similar to the way your muscle grows stronger and more adept with use, your brain’s structure strengthens every time it is engaged in a meaningful way.. Want to build some new neural pathways right now? Try out some of the.. brain games.. at HAPPYneuron and start enhancing your cognitive reserve right now.. octobre 1, 2010 at 8:17.. Comments..

  • Title: 5 Strategies to Improve Memory | Brainfitness For Life
    Descriptive info: Here are five methods to improve memory based on scientific research:.. 1).. Sleep.. Sleep has long been identified by scientists as the state in which our bodies optimize and consolidate newly acquired information and store it as memory.. A new study in Nature Reviews Neuroscience.. provides further evidence that getting enough restful sleep is a key ingredient to improving memory.. 2).. Nutrition.. It is a no-brainer that poor nutrition will adversely affect your memory (pun intended).. There is a strong body of scientific evidence that a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and anti-oxidants is important to brain health.. One new study shows that blueberry juice might actually improve memory in older adults.. In fact, the popular brain scientist.. Amen.. calls blueberries “brain berries” because of the accumulated research on the positive benefits of this fruit.. 3).. Relax.. De-stressing and meditation are also scientifically accepted ways to improve your memory.. In a well publicized study about meditation.. , a strong case was made that the daily practice of meditation thickened the parts of the brain s cerebral cortex responsible for decision making, attention, and memory.. 4).. Physical Exercise.. A recent study out of the University of  ...   in the face of extremely stressful circumstances ”.. 5).. Cognitive Stimulation.. Lastly, it is no secret that regularly participating in brain training helps improve memory.. In a study I published about HAPPYneuron.. , our users results were analyzed after completing 500 exercises over 18 weeks.. On average, HAPPYneuron users improved their memory by 13.. 9 percent, with an overall improvement of 15.. 6 percent across all cognitive skills.. In short, engaging your memory through practice by playing.. brain games at HAPPYneuron.. has been scientifically shown to improve memory.. Tips to implement these five simple memory improving strategies:.. » Get to bed a little earlier each night to get more sleep.. » Start eating more foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and anti-oxidants such as fish, avocados, walnuts, and blueberries.. » Get a book on meditation and/or sign-up for a class and try it out.. » If you are not already exercising at least three times a week, start going for 20 minute walks until you build up enough fitness to expand your exercise regimen.. ».. Login to HAPPYneuron.. or.. sign up for a free trial.. and start playing brain games to improve your memory..

  • Title: Adult brains can change! | Brainfitness For Life
    Descriptive info: Dilks, from John Hopkins University, and his colleagues, studied the brain of a stroke patient (B.. L.. ).. Behavioral and brain imaging evidence showed that reorganization had occurred in B.. ’s visual cortex following his stroke.. This study, published in September 2007, was the first to  ...   for plasticity in the adult brain is great news for brain fitness! Healthy and fit brains may be more plastic, and thus more resistant to deficits caused by age and age-related diseases.. So… keep exercising your brain!.. Read the original article.. here.. décembre 7, 2007 at 4:02..

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  • Title: Amnesia to order | Brainfitness For Life
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  • Title: What happens in the brain of coma patients? | Brainfitness For Life
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  • Title: The younger you feel, the healthier your brain | Brainfitness For Life
    Descriptive info: Researchers conducted a study to examine the impact of autosuggestion and positive thinking on cognition.. A part of the almost 70 subjects (age of 60 and 70) was made believe that they were old by being told they had been assigned to the 60-90 age group while the other part was told  ...   40-70 age group.. During the second stage all participants took part in a test to diagnose dementia.. It came out that 70% of people who had been driven into feeling old were diagnosed with a dementia related disorder, while this only applied to 14% of people from the second group.. Source:.. newsmaxhealth..

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