An alternative URL for this site is http://tinyurl.com/brainshapers. Then select Brain
Shapers from the menu on the left.
we shape our brain? Is our brain's capacity predetermined or does lifestyle, opportunity and attitude make a difference? This
page has links to articles and websites which lay out important findings from neuroscience about the brain's potential
through life. Change your thoughts, change your brain!
Neurotransmitter simulation clip
Neurons - How they work in the human 'thinking cap'. 4 min. video.
Dr Paul Thmpson talks about brain health, imaging and projects like ENIGMA to create a world-wide brain database.
The Impact Study by Posit Science to test out the effectiveness of its brain training programme.
Participant Marlene describes the differences she feels has resulted from her training experience.
Posit Science website: Browse resources to learn about how the brain works and how to keep it in shape.
'Amazing Brain': short
video clips on YouTube by Posit Science.
1 (The lobes); 2 (Physical exercise); 3 (Brain growth); 4 (Tuning in); 5. (Staying sharp).
A video tour of 3 of the 6 exercises in the Posit Science brain training programmes.
Read Dr Michael Merzenich's blog on aspects of the brain.
Try taking a Test
Cambridge Brain Sciences provides scientifically proven tools for the assessment of cognitive function such as memory, reasoning, concentration
Can You Make Yourself Smarter? Read April 2012 article in the new York Times.
The Einstein Effect_ Savants - Part 2
Daniel Golman talks about social intelligence and our mirror neurons that allow us to connect with others.
Brain Fitness. Interview with psychologist John Byrne about memory and the brain.
12 ways to keep your brain young - Harvard Medical School
|Click on book below by Barbara Strauch
|Discover the talents of the middle-aged mind
A public lecture in Melbourne by Norman Doidge on the brain - how it can change, develop and improve.
TED Talk by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young on her personal transformation.
Try this quiz from Sharpbrains.com . Words are stored in an organized way - for example, salt and pepper are always
linked. Also words that share some meaning are connected or associated in the brain. Once you hear one, the other
is activated. This brain game
stimulates the connections or associations between words stored in your temporal lobe.
The plant-derived flavanoid and anti-oxidant epicatechin, found in
blueberries, tea, grapes and cocoa, can improve memory and learning.
Dark chocolate contains epicatechin. which also reduces the risk of clots. Intake - around 1.5 oz per day.
Calcium ions are involved in membrane function and neural messaging.
If you are not getting enough calcium (or too much phosphorous) your body
will automatically recover it from your bones, so brain function remains, but your bones suffer. Calcium is found in
plants, as well as in animal products. See website below.
What vitamins are in what food?
Moderate drinking decreases number of new brain cells: Article in Science Daily Nov.2012
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