Brain Blogging, Thirty-Fourth Edition

Brain Blogging Blog Carnival CategoryWelcome to the thirty-fourth edition of Brain Blogging. In this round, we cover a range of methods to improve cognition, memory, and brain power — from eating celery to meditation.

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Improving Your Mind

Tree tossOEDb reports Brain Power: 100 Ways to Keep Your Mind Healthy and Fit:

If you get the newspaper, work the crossword puzzles each day. They usually get progressively more difficult as the week goes on, culminating in the most challenging puzzle on Sunday.

Glowing Face Man addresses How The Mind Learns:

Whenever we learn something infinitely complex, like a language, or how to drive, or how to interact in society, we learn by interpolation and extrapolation.

Diary From England reports Crunch Time for Alzheimer’s Sufferers:

Scientists have now discovered that celery is very good for our mental health too, as it contains a chemical which can actually help people suffering from brain diseases such as dementia, CJD and Alzheimer’s. Luteolin, an antioxidant found in celery was found to have anti-inflammatory properties that reduced brain inflammation in the brains of mice, when added to their drinking water.

Mastery of Meditation, Zen and Kundalini Yoga presents Learn How to Meditate – Beginner’s Meditation Class:

Anuloma Viloma pranayama (or Alternate Nostril Breathing) is excellent for preparing your mind for meditation. It will calm the thought waves, relax your entire system and make it easier for your to meditate. Start with 1-2 minutes and work up to 5 minutes.

ADHD Blogs writes Survivors:

If ADD were a gift, we’d publicize it — and not feel strait jacketed by everything conventional.

Sharp Brains discusses Brain Health Business Grows With Research and Demand:

A series of important events took place in 2007, a seminal year for the brain health field, beginning in January when many mainstream media publications, such as Time Magazine and CBS News, started to publish major stories on neuroplasticity and brain exercise.

Potential 2 Success offers a tutorial on how to Be Smarter in 30 Days:

This past summer I went through one of the hardest challenges in years. I decided to finish my degree by taking six classes, keep my full time job, and build this site all within about 90 days. The experience was amazing because it was almost like I flipped a switch in my brain and activated it.

Learn This reports Beliefs: They’re Entirely Yours to Control:

Beliefs are not usually something people hunt down and look for in life. They are often just felt or learned through experience over the course of time. What I find very interesting though is that its possible to deliberately create your beliefs instead of just waiting for them to show up.

Change Therapy reports Up The Down Staircase:

My sister did intervene with love. I went back to Florida and stayed with her, went to the VA hospital for psychological examination, got stuck with a chronic depression label, and found out I had hepatitis C!

Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN

Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN, is a board-certified neurologist and pain specialist, medical educator, and scientist. He is the executive director of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF). He is a published scholar in biomarkers, biotechnology, education technology, and neurology. He serves on the editorial board of several scholarly publications and has been honored by the U.S. President and Congress.
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