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Trade paperback, 224 pages
$14.95, 6.125 x 7.5
Brainwaves®, August 2001
ISBN number 0-916410-78-1

176 Fun Puzzles and Performance Tips
by Allen D. Bragdon & David Gamon, PhD

A personal mind-training program with 176 performance tips and skills-targeted puzzles to increase memory, math and language dexterity
The 3-month brain-training program also covers Social/Emotional skills and Executive Management skills. Brain exercises are graded from easy to difficult. All of them have "Hints" to get into the action again if you get stuck temporarily and don't want to look up the solutions. Lots of info on female-male brain differences and exercises to do together.

A crossword puzzle devotee’s bonanza: a personal three-month mind-training program, with 182 performance tips and puzzles to increase memory, math, and language dexterity.

“Together, the exercises and the performance tips will help you in three, quite different, ways. First, they will make you more effectively aware that you can actually control much of what goes on in your brain. You can improve the hand you were dealt. Second, they will teach you strategies for seeing problems in ways that suggest solutions. The different puzzle formats can be applied to real-world problems. Third, you will be growing stronger brain cells. Yes, when you make cells work they will physically grow new connectors, called dendrites and axons, that allow them to pass along signals from cell to cell. Like anything else, the more resources you can bring to bear on a problem, the more likely you are to find a good solution.”


“When anything goes wrong with the brain, the first system affected is memory. Any fluctuation in mental state, such as depression, anxiety, or stress, will have a negative impact on the brain’s memory system. Following a brain injury, memory is almost always the first thing that goes. Damage to the parietal and temporal parts on the left side of the brain is most likely to affect language memory since the left hemisphere specializes in language, verbal, and analytic processes. The right hemisphere specializes in spatial, facial, more Gestalt processes; damage to this side is more likely to affect spatial reasoning and spatial memory.”   
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Over 230,000 copies sold
in the USA alone, plus translations into 14 languages worldwide.

Brains that Work a Little Bit Differently
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2nd best seller. Used in college Psychology courses. ADHD, Left Handedness, Autism, DejaVu, Child Geniuses

Building Left-Brain Power
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It handles the details, like language skills. Every-day tips to use what you learn. Mental exercises that, when done, release serotonin, a feel-good hormone.

Learn Faster and Remember More Learn Faster &
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Three guides in one: How skills develop and are maintained through life: 1. Womb to adolescence; 2. Professional Years; 3. Slowing down the slowing down
Brain Building Games Brain Building Games
With Words & Numbers

Skill-graded challenges: easy to hard, logic, numbers, crypto-visual plus tricks to maximize performance in every one (176 of them). Another top seller.
Use It or Lose It Use It or Lose It!
As the mind matures it begins to lose essential abilities unless.... it is forced to work. Then it builds connections again into old age.
Exercises for the Whole Brain Exercises for the
Whole Brain
A breast-pocket full of visual mental-teasers to work out in spare moments. Now in 13 languages. Especially good for designers and creative thinkers.
Right Brain TeasersRight-Brain Teasers
How many of these photos of 60 old-time, household artifacts can you figure out how they worked and what they were used for? This taps the visual-spatial skills in your right brain. (Men are surprisingly good at this). See an interesting, detailed description when you turn the page after each photo. A fun Valentine gift , especially for elderly antique collectors and flea-market addicts.
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