Brain Games are NOT Enough

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Sit still or take a pill? You bet I will. The reality of brain games cannot live up to the unrealistic expectations we put on them, but “moving brain games” can fulfill the promise of brain health.

Have a Cognitive Time! (?)

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“Have a sensational time!” No one ever says, “Have a cognitive time!” but perhaps we should start. Sensation-driven experiences (aka “living in the moment) is good sometimes, but part of the joy of life is having a sense of identity that comes from a meaning-driven experiences and a connection to your past and future.

Evidence from Scene of the Smiles

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Research Doesn’t Show That Play is Fun! I have the Nerf gun bullets to prove it. While the future benefits of fitness on brain health are important to investigate, it is equally important to appreciate the sublime and subjective experience of a single social yet challenging fitness experience.

Purple Sea Squirt

Human Sea Squirt

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We only need brains because we move. The less we move, the less we use, and the more likely we are to lose our brains. We are becoming a human version of the sea squirt.

We Got Up, So We Need To Keep Getting Down!

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We are our own worst enemy at times.  Walking on all fours wasn’t good enough. We had to get up on two legs to get a higher view of available resources.  It created a shift both in how we move (and use our brains to control movement) and how we process information we take in […]