Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent by Lawrence Katz, Manning Rubin

By Lawrence Katz, Manning Rubin

Initially released in 1999.


Over forty? Getting forgetful? Having difficulty studying new issues, or remembering that actress s identify with no attaining to your telephone? Neurobics are basic, precise mind routines that may be performed anyplace, every time. Now, the Neurobics bestseller tips to retain Your mind Alive is repackaged in a trim, tote-able layout that makes it an amazing reward. in accordance with best neurobiological study, maintain Your mind Alive introduces a routine of psychological cross-training a sequence of deceptively easy workouts that support stimulate the creation of traditional progress components referred to as neurotrophins, which in flip develop mind cells and hold the mind more youthful and better. And not anything so simply stimulates the mind as breaking exercises and utilizing the 5 senses in new and unforeseen methods. So in case you re right-handed, get up day after today and brush your enamel together with your left hand. Or shut your eyes prior to you get within the vehicle and insert the most important into the ignition. at any time when you open a brand new circuit on your mind, it s like doing a around of psychological sit-ups.

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With vision gone, your sense of touch suddenly becomes paramount. Navigating even a familiar environment is a real challenge, and 34 H O W T H E B R A I N W O R K S your brain goes into high alert. The brain has a huge network of pathways based on visual information. That’s why so many everyday experiences are geared to visual appeal. In magazine, television, billboard, and Internet ads, businesses use visual associations to encourage purchasing decisions. In a world increasingly dominated by shrink-wrapped, plastic-packaged, and deodorized items, the efforts demanded of our other senses, such as touch and smell, are diminished—far more than we’re consciously aware of.

Just as weight-loss experts advise against fad diets in favor of changing your overall eating habits, Neurobics is recommended as a lifestyle choice, not a crash course or a quick fix. Simply by making small changes in your daily habits, you can turn everyday routines into “mind-building” exercises. It’s like improving your physical state by using the stairs instead of the elevator or walking to 44 H O W N E U R O B I C S W O R K S the store instead of driving. Neurobics won’t give you back the brain of a twenty-yearold, but it can help you to access the vault of memories and experience that a twenty-yearold simply doesn’t own.

33 K E E P Y O U R B R A I N A L I V E It uses the senses in novel ways to break out of everyday routines. Our Underused Senses O ur five senses are the portals, or gate­ ways, through which the brain gets its entire contact with the outside world. We rely primarily on our senses of vision and hearing because they quickly tell us a lot about our environment. Our other senses—smell, taste, and touch—are less frequently and obviously called upon. To understand this better, close your eyes and try walking through a room.

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