CogniFit's blog offers daily insights about the brain, memory and the mind. Discover the latest news about CogniFit brain training, brain games and brain fitness programs and the new discoveries in neuroscience, mental health and brain plasticity.
Tommy Sagroun, CogniFit CEO, explains on the Super Aging Today Radio show hosted by Adriane Berg why brain training is a health necessity and how important it is to train with a scientifically validated program.
Many kids ask their math teacher why learning a particular mathematical concept or skill is important. When helping kids out with their homework, many parents may wonder the same thing. Now scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math — and what children know about numbers as they begin elementary school seems to play a big role in how well they do everyday calculations later on.
Sticking to healthy eating would probably be a lot easier if the healthy options tasted as good as other unhealthy options. Ah, if only kale could taste like Nutella! (at least Nutella contains nuts which are good brain food). Well, new research says you might be able to train your brain to eventually eat the healthy foods you don’t like.
A long childhood feeds the energy-hungry human brain
Humans are late bloomers when compared with other primates. For example, they spend almost twice as long in childhood and adolescence as chimps, gibbons, or macaques do. Researchers claim to have found out why human children grow slowly and childhood lasts so long in a new study.
Shaklee and CogniFit decided to team up, and provide MindWorks consumers with a revolutionary program that provides nutritional support and brain training software
Are you having problems concentrating or remembering things? Is your mind often racing? Do you often feel fatigued and unfocused? Well, we have the answer for you! Discover a new revolutionary product that is designed to nourish the brain: MindWorks. MindWorks is the latest advancement in brain science from Shaklee Corporation, which includes access to CogniFit’s personalized brain training program.
Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association. The disease affects the arteries leading to and within the brain which can affect memory, movement and the ability to communicate. Aside from the infusion, within three or four hours of the stroke, of a costly biological substance, no drugs have been shown to be effective in treating stroke. But a new study may presage a better way to boost stroke recovery by using a cutting-edge technology to directly stimulate movement-associated areas of the brains of mice that had suffered strokes.
A baby’s brain is a mystery whose secrets scientists are beginning to unravel. The first study of its kind shows that newborn babies’ brains are about a third the size of an adult’s at birth, and grow at an average rate of 1% a day to reach just over half the size of an adult’s brain within three months.
Eating baked or broiled fish once a week boost brain health
By now, most of us are aware that omega-3 fatty acid in fish offers numerous health benefits. But now, a new study suggest that eating baked or broiled fish once a week can make the brain healthier, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains.
Babies’ brains rehearse speech mechanics months before their first words
Baby sounds are cute and funny, but they also represent important developmental milestones in speech, motor, social and cognitive development. A new study shows that despite the lack of comprehension indicated by all that incoherent babbling, when infants of a certain age hear speech their brains kick into gear to try to figure out the mechanics of how to talk.
Exercising the body and the mind may prevent Alzheimer’s
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s according to the Alzheimer’s Association. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. However results from one of the largest randomized prevention trial to date suggest that seniors at risk for cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s may help safeguard their memory and ability to think by adopting a healthier lifestyle.
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive brain condition that damages and destroys brain cells. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. One of the main issues is that current clinical diagnostic tests can only be detected in its late stages. However, 4 new studies suggest that eye and smell tests could be used for early detection of Alzheimer’s.