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14Nov 18

Four habits for brain training

You don’t need online brain games, puzzles, or advanced technologies to be a better learner. There are easier, cheaper ways to improve your performance at school. Sleep helps to clear the cobwebs from your brain. Plus it makes your memories stronger. Exercise boosts your ability to learn and remember. Mindfulness…

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16Mar 17

New study shows training can boost memory

Alex Mullen is the reigning World Memory Champion. He can memorize an entire shuffled deck of cards in 17 seconds. He can remember hundreds of random words and images. Yet, he still loses his keys on occasion. Recently, researchers began looking into what makes people like Alex so much better at memorizing…

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22Nov 16

New study notes 24 percent decrease in dementia rates

Dementia rates in the United States have dropped 24 percent in just 12 years, according to a new study. In 2000, the rates of dementia for people over the age of 65 was 11.6 percent. The new study of 21,000 people found that in 2012 the dementia rate was only 8.4 percent.…

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