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Breakthrough after breakthrough in research is revolutionising ideas about how the brain works. In BUILDING MENTAL MUSCLE, Allen Bragdon and David Gamon bring together cutting edge scientific discoveries to show you how you can maximise on the extraordinary power of the human mind.
Why does depression destroy memory faster than age? How can changing your facial expressions actually change your mood? Why is laughter so beneficial? How do men and women's brains function differently? Why are women less likely to suffer permanent language loss from the effects of a stroke? How can nicotine benefit the brain?
BUILDING MENTAL MUSCLE explains the complexities of the brain in a straight-forward and fascinating manner aided by illustrations and self tests, detailing how the brain processes new information, how it stores data and how it can trick us. The Brainwaves authors have set conditioning exercises to help you sharpen up the six zones of intelligence - memory, executive/social, mathematical, language, emotional response and spatial visualisation - that will keep your mind at peak performance.

Building mental muscle - Allen D Bragdon

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Title
Building mental muscle - conditioning exercises for the six intelligence zones
Author
Allen D Bragdon
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Pocket
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20020204

Breakthrough after breakthrough in research is revolutionising ideas about how the brain works. In BUILDING MENTAL MUSCLE, Allen Bragdon and David Gamon bring together cutting edge scientific discoveries to show you how you can maximise on the extraordinary power of the human mind.
Why does depression destroy memory faster than age? How can changing your facial expressions actually change your mood? Why is laughter so beneficial? How do men and women's brains function differently? Why are women less likely to suffer permanent language loss from the effects of a stroke? How can nicotine benefit the brain?
BUILDING MENTAL MUSCLE explains the complexities of the brain in a straight-forward and fascinating manner aided by illustrations and self tests, detailing how the brain processes new information, how it stores data and how it can trick us. The Brainwaves authors have set conditioning exercises to help you sharpen up the six zones of intelligence - memory, executive/social, mathematical, language, emotional response and spatial visualisation - that will keep your mind at peak performance.

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ALLEN BRAGDON is the founding editor of GAMES magazine and editor of the NEW YORK TIMES syndicated 'Playspace' puzzle column. He is co-author of BUILDING LEFT-BRAIN POWER with DAVID GAMON Ph.D. who holds advanced degrees in the cognitive sciences from UC Berkeley.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Thought and thinking - Problems, exercises, etc.|Brain - Popular works.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
320

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