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

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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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Mass. General Hospital: Meditation changes the structure of the brain

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A study by Massachusetts General Hospital shows that modest amounts of meditation over an 8 week period produce changes in parts of the brain known for improved calmness, sense of self, empathy and memory.

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/meditation-brain_b_825950.html

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Learn new skills in order to maintain your brain’s vitality with age, study says

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Crossword puzzles, reading and that familiar hobby of yours may not be enough to keep your brain sharp, according to studies in the journal “Psychological Science”.

A recent study performed by Denise Park at University of Texas at Dallas shows that learning new skills could the key to maintaining cognitive vitality with age.  Simply maintaining those old habits may not be enough.

“This is speculation, but what if challenging mental activity slows the rate at which the brain ages?” asks Park. “Every year that you save could be an added year of high quality life and independence.”

Read More:  http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/learning-new-skills-keeps-an-aging-mind-sharp.html

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