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A description of how the PositScience program improves brain plasticity, and a few other ideas on how to improve brain fitness.

A description of how the PositScience program improves brain plasticity, and a few other ideas on how to improve brain fitness.

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    • PositScience Program Primer
      Brain Plasticity
    • What is brain plasticity?
      Ability of brain to grow and reorganize itself
      POSITIVE BRAIN PLASTICITY: Brain grows in more efficient way
      NEGATIVE BRAIN PLASTICITY: Brain grows or reorganizes in less efficient way
      Negative brain plasticity results in cognitive decline, but is preventable with training!
    • Factors which result in NEGATIVE plasticity
      Brain disuse
      Noisy processing
      Weakened neuromodulatory control
      Negative learning
    • How the program helps
      Program reverses negative brain plasticity and improves auditory stimuliin the brain.
    • Program drives positive brain plasticity
      Engages brain to reverse brain disuse that drives negative plasticity.
      Uses repetition, success and rewards
    • Program drives positive brain plasticity (continued)
      Increases ability of brain to extract meaningful information in a noisy environment.
      Engages memory and cognitive systems to improve accuracy.
    • Program drives positive brain plasticity (continued)
      Strengthens neuromodulatory system to open gates to brain plasticity.
      Attention (acetycholine)
      Reward (dopamine)
      Novelty (norepinephrine)
    • Program drives positive brain plasticity (continued)
      Guides user out of learned behaviors into new behaviors.
      Requires attentive and active listening
    • Positive plasticity
      New
      Challenging
      Progressive
      Engages sensory systems
      Rewarding
      Novel or surprising
    • Some Additional ways to improve brain power (only a sampling)
      Exercise
      Healthy food
      Music
      Video games
      Meditation
      No smoking and limit alcohol
      Certain supplements may help
      Quality of sleep important
      Talk, write, socialize
      Laugh
    • Hands on: Let’s improve our brains!