Think Better

As humans, we are challenged everyday to think.  To solve a problem or maybe “think outside the box”.  🙂  Some days we think great; on others we are looking for that little boost, that little something extra.  Sometimes we have a little more coffee, thinking that might help.  Or that afternoon chocolate hit maybe.  Might a little music might help?  Mozart, Beethoven, the Human League?

Well there are actually quite a few ways to stimulate your cognitive performance.  Did you know that there is a Human Cognitive Project (HCP)?  Researchers worldwide are collaborating (Neuroscientists, clinicians, teachers, and academics) to advance the field of neuroscience.  Did you know that there is a company called Luminosity (www.luminosity.com) that now has the world’s largest and fastest growing database on human cognition?  he database currently includes over 40,000,000 research subjects and over 780,000,000 cognitive game plays. Their scientists mine this data to uncover insights that help them improve the efficacy of the Lumosity cognitive training program.  And yes you can subscribe to their services.

Here are ten ways to improve your cognitive performance:

  1. Drink Coffee
  2. Drink Wine
  3. Sunlight
  4. Allow Your Mind to Wander
  5. Talk to Yourself to Find Things
  6. Dance
  7. Eat Better
  8. Play Tetris
  9. Exercise
  10. Starvation

Starvation, strange but true.  If you are cramming for that exam or have a big presentation, having your stomach growl a bit is a good thing. Scientists at Yale Medical School performed tests on mice and found that those who were hungry performed much better on cognitive tasks.

Are we mice or humans?

Original article can be found at http://listverse.com/2013/07/15/10-easy-ways-to-boost-your-cognitive-performance/

Start the day by thinking a little better 🙂

Webman

And now, the end is near……….

“The Mayan calendar goes no further – My friend I’ll say it clear – I’ll state my case of which I’m certain – I’ve lived a life that’s full – I traveled each and every highway – And more, much more than this – I did it my way – Regrets I’ve had a few – But then again too few to mention – I did what I had to do – And saw it through without exemption – Yes there were times I’m sure you knew – When I bit off more than I could chewBut through it all when there was doubt – I ate it up and spit it out, I faced it all – And I stood tall and did it my way”

My Way by Frank Sinatra (With a few modifications)

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So this is it.  The end of the world according to the Mayans.  Were they Red Sox fans?  Did they do this?

Probably not. 🙂

Well I think we will be doing this again tomorrow.  But just in case, here is a classic for you from REM.  Enjoy.

Webman