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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Friday, 12 November 2010 - 11:09am
brain, creativity, HBDI, whole brain

Research on learning has shown that we need to clear some space to allow for new learning to occur. "Much of what we learn in a day, we don’t really need to remember," Chiara Cirelli, of the Centre for Sleep and Consciousness says.

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Posted by: therese.ellis on Wednesday, 2 February 2011 - 5:51pm
brain, fitness
Hi All I just saw an ad for a documentary called 'Brain Fitness', it looks interesting. It's on Foxtel Digital - Ovation, Tuesday 12 January 2010 - check local timings (4:30 in Perth) and it's a series link. Cheers Therese
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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 - 6:18pm

12 Days of Christmas ? How about the 12 Benefits of Brain Fitness.

At the recent Mind and it's potential Conference, experts in Brain Physiology agreed that we need to keep our brain fit.


Three basic things

A. Physical Activity,

B. Social Interaction

C. Intellectual Challenge

Suggestions that achieve all three are Dancing and Shopping!! has a number of great suggestions on why it is important to focus on Brain Fitness. Their 12 Key benefits are:-

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Monday, 27 December 2010 - 7:50pm
brain, creativity

Saw this quote in "A Thousand Paths to creativity" by David Baird

"If necessity is the mother of invention, its opposite is the father of creativity"

And made me think - what does spur creativity?

Is it the need for seeing things in a different way?

Desire to do more, to do differently?

Is it sparked by seeing something out of the ordinary and your brain searching for more ideas?

What do you think?

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Posted by: FitBrains on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 - 7:28am

Neuropathologists can confirm clinical diagnoses at death by doing an autopsy. Such work can reveal the presence of markers characteristic of particular diseases. This might include neurofibrillary tangles and neuritic plaques indicating the presence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or stroke as examples. The other interesting thing about autopsies of the brain is that the neuropathologist may uncover something peculiar about the person’s brain that can help to explain that person’s talent or brilliance in a particular activity.

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Posted by: mandhyan on Sunday, 14 November 2010 - 10:52pm

One of the major elements that widen cultural gaps between people is the multitude of languages spoken across this continent. Stop thinking for a second and go back to your thoughts as your eyes approached this article. Can you recollect what exactly were the words scrolling across your mind as you began to read? Can you recollect in what language were these words?

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Posted by: buzzgirl on Monday, 25 May 2009 - 11:06pm

Here is an interesting test - 54 questions on your thinking preference.According to the Art Institute of Vancouver...


"Being creative or artistic doesn’t mean you know how to draw or play an instrument. Being creative is a way of thinking, a way of viewing the world.

Creative people use the RIGHT side of their brains more than the LEFT. Take the test and find out if your brain is RIGHT for a creative career."


Take the test


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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Thursday, 23 December 2010 - 4:56pm

Further to my earlier blog, I have been doing a bit more reading and thinking ... and thought I would share some more thoughts ...

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Tuesday, 7 December 2010 - 3:41pm
brain, exercises, technology

Have you seen the advertisements with Olivia Newton John and Nintendo DS Brain Trainer (the mini game consule?


There are a range of different exercises has different exercises like sudoku and the image above

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 - 11:10am

Last night I watched a fascinating interview with Psychiatrist Dr Norman Doidge who has researched the science behind neuroplasticity and written a great book… The Brain that Changes Itself.

Here are a few key points that struck a chord …

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