- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (March 25, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761168931
- ISBN-13: 978-0761168935
- Product Dimensions: 4 x 0.6 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness Paperback – March 25, 2014
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OVER 40? GETTING FORGETFUL? TROUBLE LEARNING NEW TRICKS?
Introducing Neurobics, a unique brain exercise program based on the latest neuroscience research. These deceptively simple exercises help stimulate the production of nutrients that grow brain cells to keep the brain younger and stronger. Neurobics uses the five senses in unexpected ways and shakes up everyday routines. The exercises are offbeat, fun, and can be done anywhere, anytime. The result: a mind fit to meet any challenge-whether it's remembering a name, mastering a new computer program, or staying creative in your work.
Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D., is the James B. Duke Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center. His research focuses on brain development.
Manning Rubin is a Senior Creative Supervisor at K2 Design in New York City, and the author of 60 Ways to Relieve Stress in 60 Seconds.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is worth it if you're willing to actually take the tips and put them into action in your daily life. I think that it will be a good shake-up for people who are really used to routine and need a bit of a fresh perspective on life.
The book might appear simplistic to people who are looking for the typical brain-workout (complex brain teasers or puzzles) but I would still recommend giving the book a try: it might appear simplistic in terms of the amount of brain exercise, but, keep in mind that, compared to puzzles and teasers, the book actually suggests a different TYPE of exercise, which exercise completely different areas of the brain.
I have just finished reading this wonderful book and found the exercises and advice easy to follow. This book has 83 neurobic exercises to help keep your brain active and help prevent memory loss. The nine chapters cover the following material: Neurobic: the new science of brain exercises, how the brain works, how Neurobics works, starting and ending the day brain exercises, brain exercises while commuting, at work, while at the market, at meal times and at leisure. There are also some end notes on the above material.
The real value of this book is that it provides some interesting exercises to keep your mind, active, healthy and strong. It also suggests many other ways to exercise your mind in order to improve yourself. If you are seeking a practical and informative book that will help you increase your mental fitness you should check out this book. I found it a fascinating read.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior’s poetic tribute).
Instead, what I found to my disappointment, were trivial exercises that aim to change routine habits. Most of it is about deliberately changing the way we perfrom our routines and mundane daily activities - like closing your eyes and opening your bathroom tap, taking a new route to a familiar destination, getting exposed to strong and unusual smells etc. This might be of help to those who have considerably aged and require any sort of mental stimulation to activate their brain cells. For someone like me, working as a bank clerk at the age of 30, brimming with ideas on creativity and imagination techniques, these exercises really do not make much of a difference.
I think what the younger population needs for brain development (not in the physiological sense) is a solid exposure to the different ways of thinking - analytical, logical, creative, lateral, absrtact, visual, holistic, intuitive, pattern-based thinking etc and ways to improve memory. The more tools you have to choose from the more ways you have to tackle and solve a problem. This book doesn't do a thing towards this objective.
If you feel what I mentioned in the last paragraph is what you're really looking for, I would whole-heartedly suggest Karl Albrecht's "Brain Power". That book really deserves to move up in the sales ranking. ("Brain Power" focuses on thinking methods. For memory improvement the only book you need to read, in my opinion, is "Your Memory" by Kenneth Higbee).
What follows might be an unkind comment, but I should mention it because the title does not suggest it, "Save this title for the time when you are old and senile".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The seller sent the item quickly and it does contain information meant to help improve the function of the brain. Read morePublished 5 months ago by AM Starks
Terrible book, it is small, with very little useful ll information in it.Published 6 months ago by Tony
Good information we all can use to help keep our brains functioning well as we age.Published 6 months ago by NotBob