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Introduction
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* This article is: Simple overview of how to train your brain for enhanced learning. Also known as Brain Fitness.
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* Caution Statement: This article is not professional. I am not a doctor. This article is not connected with any organization or business.
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* Similar articles here at RoyceBarber.Com: To be listed.
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Areas of the Human Brain

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* Brain Training systems generally cover…
* Various parts of the human brain…
* Kinds of learning: Visual, auditory, physical interaction…to be edited.
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Pros
* Memory: Photographic memory.
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* Speed: Speed Reading.
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* Socially: Remember the names of those you encounter. Engage them in conversation.
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* See and think faster.
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* Improve the accuracy and lifespan of your mind.
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* Better grades.
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Cons
* Because you trained yourself to speed read, doesn't mean you'll automatically be able to do similar things. Each respective ability requires practice.
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* Some training programs, software or otherwise, can be expensive.
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* Not everyone has the determination to stick with it.
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* Read reviews before purchasing anything, so you don't buy a lemon.
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Popular Systems
* EyeQ: Not free. Is..? Cost..? Rated..?
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Typical Memorization Tools
* Traditional Flash Cards: Writing a question on one side of a card, and the answer on the flip side. Having a friend ask you each question, or solo.
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* Traditional Studying: Reading a text book for 30 minutes at a time, optionally taking written or audio notes.
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* Audio recording your professor, playing it back multiple times, optionally at a higher speed.
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* Short Hand:
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* A straight edge to underline each sentence in your text book, to keep place.
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* Highlighting the outstanding passages in your text book.
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* OCR (Optical Character Recognition): Scanning in a text book page, and the computer converting the photo into editable text.
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* TTS (Text to Speech): The computer vocally reads digital text on the screen, using your speakers. I personally use this daily, at a high speed rate, to read e-books.
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* Audio Books: are the vocalized version of text books, spoken out loud by a human voice. Generally in Audio CD format, and sometimes in MP3 Player format. These don't always come with visual aids.
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* Visual charts and diagrams help those who learn visually.
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* Healthy Functional Body: Quality diet, regular sleep patterns, social time, sitting up straight and office ergonomics, taking breaks between studying, sunlight, physical workouts, not sitting for extended periods, large amounts of water, basic vitamin supplements, and respecting the health of others.
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Video Games

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* Brain Age: Wikipedia Link.
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* Brain Age 2: Wikipedia Link.
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* Brain Challenge: Wikipedia Link.
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* Brain Boost: Wikipedia Link.
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* Big Brain Academy: Wikipedia Link.
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* Big Brain Academy Wii Degree: Wikipedia Link.
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Activities vaguely Similar to Brain Training

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* Board Game Examples: Sudoku, a number pattern game. Simon Says, a pattern repetition memory game. Scrabble, a grid word game. Mahjong. Chess and checkers. Cards. Battle/Pokemon Cards. Pictionary.
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* Physical Game Examples: Soccer, football, baseball, freeze tag.
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* Video Games, can be played using a computer, or console gaming system such as Playstation, Xbox, Wii, DS, or OnLive Streaming to your TV.
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* Hobbies, often keep people active and functional. From clay sculpting, to fishing, playing violin, renovating a basement, nature hikes, nature photography, jogging, car restoration, inventing, social clubs, volunteering, etc.
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Typical Brain Training in Academia

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Learn More about Brain Training

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* Internet Searches
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* Ask a health care professional such as a local occupational therapyst.
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Overcoming Disabilities
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* Brain Training can more challenging for some students who interact with their environment in an difficult fashion.
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* Examine the Accessibility Settings on your computer.
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* Consult your local health care professional, occupational therapist, physical therapist, medical supply store, or health website for ideas and advice.
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* Find out for sure what you can do, and what you find difficult. Take notes and think of new questions to ask.
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* Ask plenty of questions from many people. Continually learn about your condition(s) and what others have done.
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Spread the Word
* Tell your role models and relatives about Brain Training. Feel free to print out this article (rough draft as it is) as an example.
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Misc Notes
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Internet Resources
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* Wikipedia on Edutainment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edutainment
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* Wikipedia on Educational Software: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_software
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* Wikipedia list of Educational Video Games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Educational_video_games
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* Wikipedia list of Brain Fitness Video Games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Brain_fitness_video_games
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* Wikipedia on Brain Fitness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_fitness
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* EyeQ: www.eyeqadvantage.com
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* Khan Academy is a free internet-video series: www.khanacademy.org
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lifehack/brain_training.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/09 02:10 by reb