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Building Mental Muscle
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Building Mental Muscle

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Trade Paperback, 320 pages
$14.95, 6 x 9

Second Edition
Brainwaves®, April 2003
ISBN 0-9164-1080-3

Conditioning exercises for
the six intelligence zones

by David Gamon, PhD, and Allen D. Bragdon

The scientific evidence is now irrefutable: When you keep the problem-solving circuits of your brain active you improve performance and help prevent degeneration with age. This book provides clear explanations of how the brain operates, neuron-building exercises and tips on how to solve real-world challenges more effectively. "Help your memory last a lifetime by going to the gym today." 76 brain-building puzzles and exercises, 23 revealing self-tests. Foreign editions: China, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain and Thailand; Simon & Schuster, UK.

Reader Reviews:

“This book — Building Mental Muscle — is chock-a-block full of puzzles, games and other conundrums which you can share with your family and friends. It provides wonderfully clever ways to giving insights into the thinking process while entertaining with a variety of challenges and tests. Mensa would-be's will be intrigued!”

“Building Mental Muscle has made me aware of the necessity for improving mental performance. The exercises are fun and informative. It's worth the read.”


A self-test to sample,
from Building Mental Muscle
"Why you need this book:
This is a self-help book. It gives you access to recent discoveries about the way your six zones of practical intelligence operate. Your new awareness will give you an edge in using your brain effectively. The exercises are designed to stimulate the cells in different brain zones, some of which you may not use regularly in your personal or professional life.

All your cognitive zones must be kept sharp. Most real-world, real-time events are best handled by putting a variety of skills into play, not just one. For example, to calculate tax and tip on a dinner check, you need both math skills and short-term working memory."      
Building Mental Muscle

Building Mental Muscle
Building Mental Muscle
Over 230,000 copies sold
in the USA alone, plus translations into 14 languages worldwide.

Brains that Work a Little Bit Differently
Brains That Work a Little
Bit Differently

2nd best seller. Used in college Psychology courses. ADHD, Left Handedness, Autism, DejaVu, Child Geniuses

Building Left-Brain Power
Building Left-Brain

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 &
Remember More

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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