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Is the Future of Cognitive Therapy Similar to Training One's Abdominal Muscles?

In short, here we have a number of major societal problems (anxiety, depression...) that affect people of all ages, and an intervention (cognitive therapy) that teaches people cognitive skills to be able to manage those related challenges better. Talk about "teaching how to fish" vs. simply handing out fish (which we could argue is what antidepressant medications do). Why don't more people benefit today from this approach?

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Improving Brain Functioning For Healthy Aging: Interview with scientist Jerri Edwards

Have you been reading all about Brain Training? Today we are fortunate to interview Dr. Jerri Edwards, an Associate Professor at University of South Florida's School of Aging Studies and Co-Investigator of the influencial ACTIVE study. Dr. Edwards' research is aimed toward discovering how cognitive abilities can be maintained and even enhanced with advancing age.

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Vitamins for Improving Brain Health and Function

A variety of naturally occuring vitamins and minerals could be more powerful stimulants for your brain than caffeinated drinks or ADHD drugs.

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Exercise Your Brain in the Cognitive Age: Reflections on the Brain Games Market

In the past few days, The New York Times has published two thought-provoking articles on the growing brain and cognitive fitness market. Both raise key questions that politicians, health policy makers, business leaders, educators and consumers should pay attention to. Are our brains ready to compete in the global economy? how can we improve our brain health and mental abilities? can this also helo delay Alzheimer's and other diseases?

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Cognitive-behavioral therapists and their role

Cognitive-behavioral therapists and their role.

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Brain Health: Glossary and new Roadmap

On June 10th something wonderful happened, and the media hasn't paid much attention yet. On that day, the National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health was released by the CDC and the Alzheimer's Association. IIN this article, I want to first share with you the 10 top actions proposed by this report, and then provide a quick glossary to explain the key words that you will hear more and more when discussing brain health.

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The Beck Diet: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person-and Maintain Target Weight (Part 1)

Do you wonder why, after losing some pounds, you typically regain them quickly? Interested in discovering how to maintain your target weight? Read this interview with Dr. Judith Beck, Director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and author of The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person, a widely acclaimed book on how we can develop the mental skills required to sustain weight loss. Part 1 of 2.

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Study Debunks 4 Common Myths About Brain Training And Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement

If the media is your main source of information about brain training and cognitive enhancement, you will probably believe a number of myths. Good news is, a just-published study should help debunk those myths and provide a better foundation to educate the public and to shape future research, policy and innovation.

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What is Mild Cognitive Impairment and How Will it Affect Me?

An overview regarding what mild cognitive impairment is and how to know if you're slipping into dementia or just experiencing normal aging problems.

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy - the fundamentals

Cognitive Behavior Therapy - the fundamentals.

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Cognitive Systems, Content Analytics and Discovery Software Market: Rising to a valuation of US$60.0

Cognitive Systems, Content Analytics and Discovery Software Market will exhibit an exponential CAGR of 23.5% from 2017 to 2025, rising from a valuation of US$9.88 bn in 2016 to US$60.06 bn by 2025

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Exploring Human Consciousness: An Overview

Consciousness is one of the most important aspects of being human. It allows for the subjective experience called life. Yet where does consciousness come from? Answering this question has known a long history ranging from ancient times to the technological present. Where do we stand now? This article provides an overview of contemporary consciousness research.

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Are Nootropics Really Able To Make You Smarter?

In a society in which neuroscience is ever-developing, the opportunities to exploit knowledge related to brain science is everywhere. Cognitive enhancement through the utilization of brain supplements is a prime example of this. As enhancing your brain by popping pills is becoming more and more accepted though, questions will be raised regarding the functioning, safety and ethics of such nootropics.

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Is there Science Behind the Growing Brain Fitness Industry?

To address this question, we interview today Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, one of the earliest proponents of the Brain Fitness and Exercise field. He is a clinical professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine, and author of The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind and The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older.

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BrainFit for Life: A User's Guide to Life-Long Brain Health and Fitness.

Brain Fitness is quickly gaining momentum in the media and business worlds. Most of the current focus is on 'brain-training' programs to boost cognitive function. While this is a positive movement, we must not lose focus that the physical health of the brain is required for cognitive health. We must not ignore all the data regarding the cognitive benefits of a health diet, physical exercise and optimal sleep.

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