Tag: brain fitness

The Brain-Training Debate Continues

The popularity of computerized brain-fitness programs seems to be steadily growing—but so, too, is a lively debate among experts about whether these programs actually work.

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) expert says the programs can be helpful if they replace activities that do not provide brain stimulation, such as watching television,

Garam Masala: Spice Mixture Loaded with Brain Benefits

The exotic spices of India and the East are known as rich sources of antioxidants and other nutrients that promote physical health. These nutrients, along with the rich flavors and scents of the spices, also have direct effects on mental health, with many benefits for brain fitness, functioning, and mood.

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Modafinil: Can This “Smart Drug” Help a Flagging Memory?

Healthy adults concerned about age-related declines in their memory and other cognitive abilities may have a new weapon in the battle to stay mentally acute: Recent research suggests that the prescription drug modafinil may be capable of boosting a variety of thinking skills in people who experience mild cognitive changes

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