Category: Brain

Gaming is Helping Neuroplasticity in Traumatic Brain Injuries

Gaming is Helping Neuroplasticity in Traumatic Brain Injuries brain injury

Gaming has been considered by some to be nothing more than a source for laziness. However, with a recent rise in neuroscientific studies regarding the aids of gaming on neuroplasticity and cognitive enhancement, gaming may be the next breakthrough in helping to treat traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), […]

Brain Training Enhancing Athletic Performance

Brain Training Enhancing Athletic Performance athlete football

When it comes to the world of athletes there is a lot of tough competition out there. That being said, using specially designed, brain training drills goes a long way towards rising above the crowd and enhancing athletic performance. Top coaches, team managers, and personal trainers are giving their athletes a competitive edge by incorporating […]

5 Things to Know About Brain Training

There are many people who are hearing the term “brain training” today, yet may not be aware of what it is and how they can use it. The science behind it has prompted many people to start incorporating it into their routines, including healthcare, wellness and education professionals. From personal trainers and early education providers […]

Senior Centers Are Turning to Brain Training for Seniors

Senior Centers Are Turning to Brain Training for Seniors

More and more senior centers are turning to Brain Training for seniors and Active Agers as a way to attract new older adults to their facilities.  According to the National Council on Aging, there are around 11,000 senior centers in the United States. While many people have an outdated image of a senior center as […]

Personal Trainers Enlisting Brain Training in their Routines

Millions of people work with personal trainers every day. A quality personal trainer knows the most efficient way for their clients to reach their personal goals. Recently, many trainers have been including brain training in their routines as an added benefit to their clients. It’s an excellent way to train your brain with exercise and […]

Health Benefits of the Big Board Games

Health Benefits of the Big Board Games big board games

  If you have ever wondered about the health benefits of playing chess or checkers on a life size board, they could be more impactful than you think. Not only are these games challenging the cognitive abilities of the competitors to win, but they also require full body movement and are a lot of fun. […]

Brain Training’s Effect on Memory and Dementia

  Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia can be some of the most heartbreaking trials that we can go through as human beings. The confusion, the frustration, the loss of control and the disappointed faces of loved ones as the sufferer forgets their cherished memories.  But, there is hope in brain trainings effect on memory and dementia […]

The Effects of HIIT on the Protein, BDNF

The Effects of HIIT on the Protein, BDNF HIIT Training

We’re all convinced that high intensity interval training (HIIT) benefits our bodies but now there is an overwhelming amount of data supporting the theory that the longevity of our brains’ health also benefits from the effects of HIIT.  This is due to a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called BDNF. What is […]

Could Cognitive Training Help People With ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is characterized as a prolonged pattern of impulsiveness and hyperactivity. Specifically, individuals with ADHD have difficulty focusing or transitioning from one task to another. Because cognitive training improves various cognitive functions, it begs the question on whether not cognitive training could help individuals who live with ADHD. It’s no secret […]

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active!

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active! Aging Brain

One of the greatest concerns about the aging process is the decline in memory and cognitive processing. Numerous studies have explored the role of physical activity in decreasing the potential for various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Promotion of healthy outcomes for the aging brain (Merzenich, 2012) requires a comprehensive approach that blends physical […]

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