Adrafinil: Clear the Brain Fog

Adrafinil is a nootropic supplement that increases energy without the side effects of common stimulants. Adrafinil Benefits Adrafinil benefits both the brain and body. Adrafinil fights fatigue and is great for the days you have not gotten enough sleep or you need to stay up late for an all-night cram session. Even though adrafinil acts as a stimulant, it does not leave you feeling jittery and anxious like other stimulants. Supplementing with adrafinil increases alertness, memory, concentration, and overall cognition. Adrafinil also increases the ability to socialize, making this supplement great to take before an interview, speech, or proposal. Adrafinil…
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Is Your Memory as Good as a Waiter’s?

We are delighted to bring you our latest memory game called Restaurant. Waiters have notoriously great memory – they train day after day. They remember who ordered specific dishes sometimes even after the guests have shuffled seats. They do this despite the distractions of restaurant noise and kitchen conversations. Is your memory as good as a waiter’s?

Brain Stimulation Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

In addition to good nutrition and regular exercise, researchers recommend that seniors also keep their minds active. According to a National Institute on Aging four year study, keeping the brain actively stimulated across a variety of areas reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more here….

Brain Fitness Exercises Make you more Desirable

Unbelievable for some, but true:  Apparent smarts makes men more attractive in women’s eyes! Scientists from Elon University  conducted a study on female  students, asking them to choose the most desirable males from videos showing them accomplishing athletic and cognitive tasks. It turned out that the women picked those men who appeared the most intelligent!  It makes for very interesting reading here… Is it true? What do you think?

Your Brain after Chemo

Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, cognitive changes or cognitive dysfunction. If you or someone you know has been dealing with Chemo Fog, you might refer them to a recently published book by Dan Silverman, MD, Ph.D. of UCLA and journalist, Idelle Davidson called Your Brain after Chemo. The book addresses several strategies for dealing with chemo fog.  One approach is to look at how fear, stress and depression may factor into, and potentially intensify, memory…
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Juggle your Way to a Sharper Brain

Early in October a team of researchers from the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council of the University of Oxford in England, U.K. , published the results of a new study discussing how juggling and similar activities increase brain connections. In brain scans of 48 subjects made after an extensive 6-week practice period, the researchers observed changes in regions of the brain’s white matter that are linked with reaching, grasping, and peripheral vision, independently from the acquired level of juggling skill. These results suggest that it is not how well a person learns to do something that matters, but rather…
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Brain Rehabilitation Research

As you may have seen, this week we announced a relationship with the French National Research Center and the Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC) at La Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital in Paris. The research program aims to measure the positive effects of HAPPYneuron‘s products on the cognitive rehabilitation of patients suffering from depression and Alzheimer’s disease. We are talking not just about preventative training activities to defer the onset of age related brain decline, but the actual regaining of cognitive function through rehabilitation. This is a very exciting prospect for so many who suffer from the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease….
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More Splitwords!

The “tip of the tongue” phenomenon just got a little more help. You’ll be pleased to learn that 25 new word categories and over 2,500 new words have been added to this addictive game. We continue to add more and more categories to this Language Cognitive Exercise all the time. If you have a favorite hobby or interest, why not let us know and we’ll look to add it. If there’s a category that you have an interest in, be sure that others will too and enjoy de-splitting the words!

Stay Connected to Improve Brain Function

They say that human beings are social animals. It seems intuitive (even for introverts!) that social contact has benefits. Obviously we need other people to fulfill basic needs such making sure that our genes outlive us. Maybe less obviously, we seem to need other people to maintain adequate levels of mental well-being and motivation. Even less obviously still, social contact may help us improve our brain functions… Mental fitness seems to depend on a large part on being connected with other people. A study published in 2008 by Ybarra and his colleagues showed that socializing and mental exercises have very…
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Announcing the 2009 Winter Release!

We are delighted to bring you a set of great new features to improve your overall cognitive cross training experience. These new features can be found in the Games, in your Performance Profile and in the Brain Workout Sessions. Go to 2009 Winter Release for more information about these feature. Of course we’d love to hear what you think so that we can continually improve your cross-training experience,. We’d really appreciate it if you can take a moment to send us your comments my emailing us at feedback@happy-neuron.com. Have a great brain workout!

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