Excuse me? Improve your hearing in the face of distractions, says new study

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Did you know it was possible to improve your hearing in a noisy environment?  A new study from researchers at UCSF shows that, by training our brains and hearing, we can actually improve our hearing in the face of distractions.  The UCSF team developed a training technique for individuals to suppress distracting sounds.  Over the course of the study, as subjects trained with this technique, their ability to hear and distinguish sounds in the face of distractions showed significant improvement.

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Increase brain health, alertness and relaxation by writing in cursive

Cursive Writing

The numerous requirements of writing in cursive can positively impact brain health in many ways.  By stimulating both sides of the brain simultaneously, requiring dexterity and triggering norepenephrine (responsible for attention), cursive writing can help your brain’s health in ways that printed writing and typing cannot.

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‘Brain game’ company distances itself from industry backlash with evidence of cognitive improvement, seeks FDA approval

NeuroRacer

NeuroRacer game shows enduring cognitive benefits in seniors, more evidence forthcoming…

Read More:  http://blogs.law.stanford.edu/lawandbiosciences/2014/05/05/neuroracer-creator-gazzaley-seeks-fda-blessing-for-brain-training-game/

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Patriots QB Tom Brady using brain exercises to stay sharp

Tom Brady

Top professional athletes at the cutting edge of their sports are using brain exercises to stay on top of their game.  Case in point is 37-year old New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has recently brought cognitive exercises into his training regimen.

“I think finding that balance in your brain or in your body is how you optimize your performance. You figure out where deficiencies are. Where you’re out of range, and you exercise to bring yourself back to range so you can continue to do the things you want to do as long as you want. Just because you get older, I’ve said this before, you can sustain peak performance as long as you canYour memory or whatever the things that you need to do to work on, you can sustain those things a lot longer than you realize. I think that’s something that I’ve learned and that I’m going to continue to do as long as I’m here.””

 – Tom Brady, 8.25.14 via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com.

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Read More:  http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/25/tom-brady-turns-to-brain-exercises-to-stay-sharp-healthy/