Improving Your Brain Functions...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Would you like to improve your memory, strengthen your attention and concentration, train your powers of logic, and cultivate fine motor skills?

    Or maybe you want to heighten your sensory capacities, turn feelings and emotions to your advantage, or stimulate extensive areas of your brain. In short, do you want to become smarter?

    How one may accomplish these difficult tasks is the goal of this thoughtful little book by an eminent neuropsychiatrist.

    The author, Dr. Richard Restak, who has written extensively on the brain, offers remedies based on the knowledge that everything we think and do alters our brain's physiology.

    As Dr. Restak puts it: "Regular exercise of your brain's cognitive powers is the first step. The brain improves the more we challenge it."

    Several fundamental principles about the brain's operation are at work here, Dr. Restak points out. One is that the brain is resilient and has a lifetime memory. "Those music and chess circuits can be revived," he writes.

    Another is that the brain does not age as we grow older, but does need to be trained to stay in shape. "Use it or lose it," Dr. Restak advises, providing 28 steps to improve brain power, some more difficult than others.

    The toughest ones, like circling every example of a specified number or letter within a 10-second period, were devised to improve the focus and attention of fighter pilots.

    To revive the music and chess circuits, Dr. Restak recommends that one simply start playing the piano again, or engage in regular chess matches with challenging players.

    Other exercises involve trying to guess the time when one wakes up at night, tape-recording casual conversations, reconstructing them in your mind, then comparing them to the tape later, and listening to Mozart to enhance "the optimal functioning of the brain."

    If you are seeking a personal trainer for your brain, this book just may be it.


    ( Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot, Dr. Richard Restak, Harmony Books)
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Thankz

    4 da info surely i'll check it out ......dis book :D
     
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    GOODYMAN Active Member MEMBER

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    Either that or take some Piracetam and Choline.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    working it to a max as we think from within a learning lesson
     
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    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BUMP this one.
     
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    kemetkind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    hmmm....maybe i do need to pick the tenor sax back up...
    wow...i never knew that had something to do with your cognitive abalities...

    one love
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    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    as a avid pianist/musician and chess player...i got that part...

    but listening to "Mozart?" He's a bore.

    Give me some Stravinsky, Debussy, Bartok or Anton Weber. Or hell, even some Charlie Parker....If you can figure out what these composers are doing, that has to enhance your brain cells.

     
  9. Rahim

    Rahim Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    both of these books sound like some good reads to enhance our brain cells and exercise our minds....

    thank you for sharing...


    question...would listening to Conscious Rap...i.e. KRS one, Rakim etc enhance the mind as well?
     
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