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A New Brain Training Method
By Dr. Ryuta Kawashima,
Author of Train Your Brain More: 60 Days to a Better Brain: Better Brainpower, Better Memory, Better Creativity

I have found a training method for not decreasing the function of brain, by using "Brain function imaging device", such as functional MRI using magnetism and optical topography using near- infrared without giving harm to human body.

The method I have found is to repeat "Simple calculation" and "Oral reading".

I have realized through my research that various areas of both the right brain and left brain work much actively when people solve easy calculation problems that are smoothly solved, or when people read books or newspapers aloud, rather than when they  solve complicated, difficult problems.

In a word, it became evident from various data that these two methods are effective to activate our brain function.

I think you’ve been realizing that, as we become older, our brain becomes weaker just like our body function does in our daily lives.
Certainly, our brain function gradually weakens just as bodies do, after passing youth age of twenties.

However, just as same as rapid decrease in physical strength and muscular power can be prevented by walking and physical training, we can prevent rapid decrease of our brain functions by actively using them every day.

This book is organized based on my research. It is not aimed to guide readers to certain high levels, but aims to have anyone repeat easy calculations which can be solved smoothly.

You are requested to solve the easy calculations as fast as you can, while measuring time. The faster you would be able to, the better brain functions would work.

However, the most important thing is to keep the practice. Obtaining a habit to keep on  using your brain is what I advocate as "The method for keeping your brain healthy".

It is not necessary to work long per time, but please keep working every day.


Copyright © 2009 Dr. Ryuta Kawashima author of Train Your Brain More: 60 Days to a Better Brain: Better Brainpower, Better Memory, Better Creativity

Author Bio
Dr. Ryuta Kawashima
, author of Train Your Brain More: 60 Days to a Better Brain: Better Brainpower, Better Memory, Better Creativity, is Professor of Neuroscience and head of the Functional Brain Imaging Center at Tohuku University. His successful research, especially with Alzheimer's patients, is revolutionizing health care around the world. His first book, Train Your Brain sold 1.2 million copies in Japan and he is the hero of Nintendo's hugely successful game BRAIN AGE.