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Train Your Brain: 60 Days to a Better Brain Paperback – August, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Kumon Publishing North America (August 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933241152
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933241159
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

"I have developed a program of keeping your brain young that consists of a daily program of simple calculations. It may sound too simple to be true, but my research has shown that this activity increases regional cerebral blood flow to the largest portions of the brain and stimulates the creation of neural pathways.

We all age, and it is only natural that our brains age too. The good news is that mental decline is not inevitable. We can keep our bodies younger and healthier through regular exercise. The same is true for the brain – if you exercise your brain, you can prevent your cerebral function from deteriorating.

It’s never too early to begin building a better brain! It only takes a few minutes a day."

About the Author

Ryuta Kawashima, M.D., Tohoku University

Dr. Ryuta Kawashima is a professor of neuroscience at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He has spent the last fifteen years pursuing his dream of making brain health maintenance a public priority.

Customer Reviews

Anxiously anticipating the next book.
L. Watson
Page 4 of the book is the 'Table of Contents'.
Z. Kaufman
A great book for exercising your brain.
tb

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Pittsburgh Steeler on December 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
i'm absolutely remembering more, and feel sharper. the log in the back shows me that i'm remembering between 4 and 5 words more on the word test, and i'm getting faster at all the exercises. i'm almost a whiz at dinner calculating the tip. new ground for me!

i have another two weeks left in the book - and i'll probably buy another. overall - highly recommended.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By tb on May 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
A great book for exercising your brain. Easy to follow, simple and effective. After doing the exercises for almost 60 days I have seen definite improvement in my ability to recall and remember information.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JB on November 14, 2009
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Great book to work on your memory if you have slight memory issues. I recommend it.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Arline Curtiss on February 24, 2007
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I'm sorry I didn't run across this book two years ago when it first came out. I'm a board-certified cognitive therapist and although my expertise is in depression where I use exercises to re-wire the brain out of depressive episodes and which inspired my own book BRAINSWITCH OUT OF DEPRESSION, this book is wonderful for maintaining an already healthy brain and mind and can be helpful to anybody.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. Thomas VINE VOICE on December 3, 2009
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I'm not quiet 1/2 way through the book yet; however, the exercises are very simple...almost childlike, but I've noticed that I am processing information faster and my retention appears to have improved. Sort of lends credence to that the simplest solutions are sometimes the best when attacking complicated problems.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Watson on February 8, 2008
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Great brain exercises. Anxiously anticipating the next book. Ideal for any adult wanting to stay sharp.
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful By C. Maertl on July 31, 2006
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When i first bought this book, i was in need for something to help me about my forgetfulness and memory loss. Meaning: I found that i have not been able to memorize a license plate of a car that just drove by for even more then 15 secs! I felt pretty pathetic. So i researched the web and choose this book here. Let me tell you, it's fun to use, i think, and it works!
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Z. Kaufman on May 26, 2009
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I bought this book because I read somewhere that author (Dr. Ryuta Kawashima) was heading research studies that showed that your brain functions degrade slower if you ride a motorcycle daily. "Now this guy is on to something" I thought to myself.

So I bought his book but I must say - Do not buy this book. You are better off doing the math problems in your 3rd graders math homework because that is basically what this "book" is... its pages and pages of 3rd grade level math problems (single digit addition, subtraction, multiplication and division e.g. 6x3 or 9-4).

Page 4 of the book is the 'Table of Contents'. Pages 5 to 11 are some short descriptions, mostly involving the differences between left brain-right brain stuff, kinda interseting, but very little content. THEN PAGES 12 to 156 ARE ALL MATH PROBLEMS, the end! Exactly the kind of math sheets you had in your elementary school Math workbook. Apparently your supposed to do one of these worksheets every few days, booooring.

While the math problems may "Train Your Brain" this book is very slim on content.
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