Keeping Your Brain Fit
“The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the more you put into it, the more it will hold.” Glenn Doman
Strengthening Brain Functioning in Adults
Use it or Lose it.
We used to believe that cognitive decline was simply an inevitable part of aging – that we would just have to accept that our brains would slow down, our memories fail from time to time, and our ability to learn new things dwindle.
Neuroscience research over the last three decades has disproved the inevitability of cognitive decline. Proof has accumulated that brain function can be maintained and even improved as we age. The research further demonstrates that maintaining or improving cognitive functioning depends on keeping our minds active — with the right kinds of intellectual and physical activity. In other words, use it or lose it.
The Plastic Brain.
Plasticity is the scientific term for the brain’s ability to change throughout life — to create new connections and networks among brain cells and to prune those that are not longer useful. In fact, every encounter and interaction we have in our lives causes changes in the brain. The more we experience, the more we grow. The more we treat our brains to new things (and our brains crave novelty), the stronger they become.
The Right Kinds of Mental Exercise.
Science is increasingly showing that substantial improvement in brain function can be achieved with the right kinds of mental exercise. Some cognitive losses can be recovered and deficits can be remediated by appropriately designed training activities.
The best way to improve mental function is with mental cross-training exercises. Just as a good cross-training program at the gym develops physical fitness, a good mental cross-training program is vital to ensure that the connections among parts of the brain – the various cognitive processes that have to work together in a coordinated fashion — are fully integrated and as efficient as they can be.
Keeping our brains active with familiar challenges (crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Chess, computer games, jigsaw puzzles and Bridge Club) can help maintain cognitive function. In fact, maintenance simply requires doing something that involves conscious thought — and that’s important. However, training to actually improve mental function is quite different. BrainWare Safari is the most comprehensive cognitive development program available. It’s cross-training for your brain.
BrainWare Safari develops and integrates cognitive processing at all levels of mental function:
BrainWare Safari is different:
- The most comprehensive program available.
- It trains and integrates cognitive functioning at multiple levels, with sequenced challenges that create a strong foundation for any intellectual activity.
- It’s fun. Mental exercise has to engage us to work — BrainWare Safari is like a video game and it is for ALL ages!
Keeping Your Brain Fit in Knowledge Center
The study involved 4th and 5th grade boys with a history of behavior problems in school. BrainWare SAFARI was used within the curriculum by the two teachers. The students had an average chronological age of 11 at the time of the pre-test but tested at an intellectual age of 8 years 2 months.
Students studying English at a Chinese community center used BrainWare SAFARI. On average they experienced 3 years 6 months cognitive improvement over the 11 weeks of the study, and 2 years 4 months improvement on the achievement tests. As in other studies, each student improved his or her performance on the tests.
In peer-reviewed, published research, children who used BrainWare SAFARI (treatment group) showed an average of 4 years and 3 months improvement on the tests of…