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Study: Excess Fat May Make Us Forgetful

For a long time, scientists thought that while excess fat causes problems in many parts of the body, the mind was exempt. After all, there are no fat cells in the brain, and the protective blood-brain…

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How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Brain

Photo Courtesy of:† Thinkstock/iStockphoto The bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms comprising your body's microflora outnumber your body's cells 10 to 1. It's becoming increasingly clea…

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8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Fit

By Anne-Marie Botek,†AgingCare.com Editor Cognitive reserve, the term used to describe the mechanism by which a personís mind can compensate for damage to their brain, has become a buzzword in the …

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Why You Should Try Brain Games

Who knew mind games are a good thing? The human brain requires brain training to help improve concentration and counteract the memory loss that happens naturally with age. Sudoku, solitaire, and cros…

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Simple Tips to Improve Your Memory

While some memory loss is inevitable with age, it is possible to improve memory and even to decrease dementia and Alzheimer's risk. Want to improve your memory? Easy! Play some simple brain games, and…

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10 Easy Tips to Boost Your Brain

Could you boost your brain power by eating a banana? Improve your memory and IQ by pressing certain points on your body? Absolutely! In this video, we'll show you how to amp up intelligence using supe…

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Understanding Organic Amnesia

When a person experiences memory problems or memory loss as a result of brain damage, it is known as organic amnesia. Memories may be lost temporarily or result in long-term amnesia. Learn more about …

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Awakening the Brain – Book Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of Awakening the Brain: The Neuropsychology of Grace, by Dr. Charlotte A. Tomaino. Check out this interview with the author, and then leave a comment for a chance to win you…

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Dumbing Down the American Population

"Given that human capital is a prerequisite for success in the global economy, U.S. economic competitiveness is unsustainable with poorly prepared students feeding into the workforce." Kirsch, 2007 …

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Build a Better Brain

By Sandra Kettle, Experience Life For all the thinking we do with the brain, we rarely think about it. The 3-pound mass of crevices and folds is always out of sight -- and too often out of mind. …

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