Dec 03
2008

Brain Fitness

Posted by: Bruce Robinson

Tagged in: seniors , Science , Ideas , healthcare , Health , education , disability , aging

Bruce Robinson

You can teach your old brain new tricks, no matter what your age, and doing so will keep that vital organ healthy longer.

 

Dr. Michael Merzenich    

Conventional wisdom long held that some loss of mental acuity was a natural, almost inevitable consequence of aging. But Dr. Merzenich says more recent research has superceded that belief.

 

 

Not surprisingly, different types of mental exercise strengthen different areas of the brain. You can find some fun tests of three kinds of brain function here.