Friday, April 9, 2010

MAINTAINING A HEALTHY BRAIN FOR LIFE

At the recent inaugural SharpBrains Summit on Technology for Cognitive Health & Performance (January 18-20, 2010), attended by more than 40 leading scientists, clinicians, executives & technologists, famed neuro-anatomist Dr Marian Diamond of the University of California @Berkeley reviewed her brain research from 1969 to 2009.

She has continued to maintain that the brain can stay young through stimulation, which can be acheieved via her five-point paln, as follows:

1) DIET;

2) EXERCISE;

3) CHALLENGE;

4) NOVELTY;

5) LOVE;

[Readers can visit this link to read her excellent 2001 article, 'Successful Aging of the Healthy Brain', highlighting her five-point plan.\

By the way, readers can also explore many other great resources on neuroscience & learning at the foregoing link (New Horizons for Learning). Enjoy!

Alternatively, readers can get hold of a copy of her wonderful, though belated, book, 'Magic Trees of the Mind: How to Nurture Your Child’s Intelligence, Creativity, & Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence'.

I understand that the full transcripts of the SharpBrains Summit is available for download at this link, but be prepared to fork out US$195.]

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