The brain thrives on mental stimulation, which can be accomplished in a number of ways. Online brain training programs have become very popular. In 2013, over $1 billion will be spent on them, making this an exploding industry. If you’re considering starting a brain training program, how do you know which one is right for […] Read more »
Brain Training and Your Brain
Brain training is a structured approach to stimulating your brain using software-based programs.
This type of mental activity is still in its infancy, so there is much to learn and opinions differ as to its effectiveness. However, there are a growing number of products on the market.
In these articles, you'll learn their pros and cons and how brain training claims to work.
Biofeedback is a technique that can help you gain control of your body and your health. It lets you alter bodily functions such as heart rate and brain activity that you normally don’t control. Experiencing biofeedback used to mean working with a therapist, but with the latest technology, you can now do-it-yourself at home … […] Read more »
This week I was a guest on Encore Living Radio, a Blog Talk Radio program for creating the best possible second half of life. The other guest was Larry Berkelhammer, PhD from the Center of Attitudinal Healing. Larry, who has dealt with his own chronic health challenges, shared how he helps others who experience chronic illness […] Read more »
As our website and outreach has grown we’ve connected with some fascinating people who are as passionate about brain health as we are. From time to time we’ll be sharing their expertise. Today’s guest post is from Sarah McKay PhD, a neuroscientist, a professional medical writer, and the creator of an informative new blog, Your Brain […] Read more »
What New Year’s resolutions are you planning on making this year? If you’re like most people, they revolve around looking better or getting healthier, but I’d venture that almost no one is thinking of their brain when they make them. But that’s OK with me (and your brain) because 9 out of the 10 most […] Read more »
You have a life and I understand that you haven’t got all the time in the world to spend on your brain health. If you have only 20 minutes to spare each day, which should you choose – doing brain training or meditating? That depends on what your life is like. Do you need more […] Read more »
People have been trying to maximize their brain power since recorded history. Aristotle wrote the first book on developing a better memory back in 350 BC! Our grandmothers may have relied on the daily crossword puzzle or a rousing game of gin rummy to stay sharp. But progress marches on and now there are brain […] Read more »
It’s widely accepted that your brain is like a muscle that needs to be used to stay fit. If your grandmother contended that doing the Sunday crossword puzzle kept her mind sharp, she was right. But now there are better ways to achieve peak brain performance. Using brain training software is a new way to […] Read more »
If you are looking into playing games to help your brain, you’ll find there are computer games, brain games, and brain training games. It can get confusing! How do you know which can really help and which are just for fun? Just because you are playing a game on your computer or playing a video […] Read more »
Our lives are guided by routines. Most of us have “our way” of doing things and rarely vary from it. Our brains have developed neural pathways to make it easy for us to carry on with most of our daily activities without giving them much actual thought. This is why we can do several things […] Read more »