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11 October 2010

How to boost your brain

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Helen Thomson, in the October 4 2010 issue of New Scientist magazine, details six ways to make our brains smarter

1) musical training
2) transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
3) exposure to blue light...probably mediated by a recently discovered pigment in the retina called melanopsin
4)  flavonoids, found in fruits such as blueberries and blackcurrants and also in cocoa, green tea and red wine
5) exercise/physical activity
6)  meditation

The preview of the full article is here (the complete article requires subscription).

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