Author Archives: pascale@thememorypractice.com

Brain Teaser to Exercise Your Spatial Skills

Want to test how good you are at imagining your body moving in space?
Try this brain teaser published on SharpBrains.com by Dr. Michelon. You will stimulate neurons used daily to find­ your way in the world. Continue reading

Test Your Skills with a Visual Brain Teaser

Want to test your visuospatial skills? Try this brain teaser published on SharpBrains.com by Dr. Michelon. A fun way to give neurons in your parietal lobes a good workout. Continue reading

Larry King Talks about The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness

To watch the pro­gram, click HERE (in the US) or HERE (out­side the US). It will open a 28-min video, with Larry King inter­view­ing Dr. Gary Small, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of SharpBrains and co-author of The Sharpbrains Guide to Brain Fitness along with Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Pascale Michelon. Continue reading

How Stress Can Affect Caregivers

Between juggling work and a personal life, many Americans who take on the role of family caregiver to older loved ones often experience a great deal of stress.  The cost of healthcare has become more expensive than ever, a fact which has caused more and more adult children to function as de facto caregivers for their aging parents and grandparents. Continue reading

Olympic Athletes Share Brain Training Tips

Athletes not only train their body to achieve physical prowesses but also their mind. Why such mental training? To “tune out distractions, reduce stress and anxiety and build the focus and stamina they need to achieve optimal performance”, as this Huffington Post article tells us.  Continue reading

Join the Most Brain-Friendly Book Discussion

SharpBrains announces what can be expected  to be a very brain-friendly book discussion about the book “The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age”. To make the book as acces­si­ble as pos­si­ble, the e-book edi­tion is avail­able this week for only $2.99 (instead of $9.95). Continue reading

Brain Teasers to Understand and Boost Your Brain

Sharpbrains recently posted a great choice of brain teasers along with explanations by Dr Michelon that allow you to understand which brain functions the teasers challenge and in which daily activities these functions are involved. An fun and interesting way to boost your brain!

How to Optimize Brain Health at Any Age

Modern life places extraordinary demands on our brains. Whether your goal is to become more resilient, enhance memory, ward off Alzheimer’s disease, or simply improve mental focus to perform better at work, this how-to guide shows you exactly how to “use it or lose it.” Continue reading

Brain Game: Is Your Mind Agile?

Decision-making, planning, problem solving, flexibility, inhibition, working memory, social and emotional control, are all supported by the frontal regions of the brain (behind your forehead). These skills are forms of rather high-level thinking and for this reason are called the executive functions. How are yours? Try this brain game to figure it out! Continue reading

What Are You Doing for Brain Awareness Week?

This week is Brain Aware­ness Week 2013, a worldwide celebration of the brain that brings together scientists, families, schools, and communities. You can check out what is happening in your area (search here). If you’d rather stay online, here are 3 good events to get you started: