Monday, June 4, 2012

31 Ways to Buff Your Brain

Sharon Begley, one of my favorite science writers, wrote an article earlier this year for Newsweek, called Buff your Brain.

Sharon always does a great job of summarizing current research – and the recommendations that come out of it – in language that is understandable for non-scientists.

For example, you can link to her List of 31 Ways to Get Smarter from the Buff your Brain article (or from here).

Good news for many is that games like Words with Friends (and other word games) can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias. There is also a recommendation to create time offline, off your phone, off the gadgets. (Rats! But I know she's right.) More sleep is also important for the brain, but you've heard that here before. Dark chocolate is reported to have memory-improving flavonoids. This last one makes up for the less phone time recommendation!

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

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