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From Jeff Weiner, CEO at LinkedIn: In aggregate, I schedule between 90 minutes and two hours of these buffers every day (broken down into 30– to 90-minute blocks). It’s a system I developed over the last several years in response to a schedule that was becoming so jammed with back-to-back meetings that I had little time left to process what was going on around me or just think.
From Sharp Brains: 1. Genes determine the fate of our brains.
2. We are what we eat.
3. Medication is the main hope for cognitive health and enhancement.
4. There’s nothing we can do to beat Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline.
5. There is only one “it” in “use it or lose it.“
6. Brain training can help reverse your brain age 10, 20 or 30 years.
7. Brain training doesn’t work.
8. Brain training is primarily about videogames.
9. Heart health is brain health.
10. As long as my brain is working fine, why should I even pay attention to it?
From Dr. Amen: You don’t have to be a heavy drinker to hurt your brain. Even moderate amounts of alcohol can affect brain function. A recent Rutgers University study indicates there is a fine line between moderate and binge drinking, a risky behavior that can decrease the making of adult brain cells by as much as 40 percent.
From SharpBrains: Notes from a fun session on brain fitness during the Neuroleadership Summit in San Francisco, exploring opportunities to enhance performance and health of leaders and workforces by deploying both old tools (like breathing and meditation) and new ones (such as biofeedback and database-driven personalized brain training solutions).
From Amen Clinics: a fascinating new study the other day in the journal Human Brain Mapping. It reports that Spanish researchers have found a way to increase the volume of gray matter in the brains of people with ADD.