Brain Training

  • by Richard Foreman
  • Narrated by Rich McVicar
  • 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Over the last 2,000 years, our understanding of how the human body works, why it works, and how to fix it when it stops working has come a long way. Much of this understanding has come on in great leaps in the last hundred or so years. Medical science and the more recent branches of medicine, like psychology, have all contributed to a whole new understanding of how our bodies work and the ways in which our internal organs function.
Until recently, however, one organ and its functions remained elusive: the brain. Whether your brain can be repaired or not really depends on the scientific stance that you take. However, there is more and more evidence that mental and physical stimulation can result in better memory, concentration, and speed at completing tasks. That means that there is every reason to keep your brain active by training it in different ways.
As humans, we've used these amazing "supercomputers" to get us to the moon and beyond, but back here on Earth, just how those organs function is not fully understood. Advances in scanning technology have begun to change all that, although it's still in the very early days as far as understanding the complexities of the human brain. One surprising find in recent years has been the discovery of a new concept known as neuroplasticity - in layman's terms, the plastic nature of the brain!


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Introduction to sharpening your skills

TARGET AUDIENCE: Someone looking for a quick and simple introduction to improving their mental skills. Although built on scientific studies, it does not reference as many studies as I would like. A lot of good ideas, but does not always reference where the ideas came from. This is a perfect book for someone looking for basic information.

PROFANITY AND SEX: None, thank you. Appropriate for all ages.

NARRATOR: Very pleasant voice.

OVERALL: Enjoyed the book, and happy to recommend it. Overall I gave it 4/5 stars,

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
Read full review

- Spudboy

Feels kind of crammed

Any additional comments?

I thought this provided a good brief summary of some very good advice, mixed with a few terrible ideas. Recommending small amounts of caffeine for everybody is not a good idea. Drinking alcohol for the antioxidants to help your brain is not a good idea. These can both help some and wreck up the brain of others depending on their body. I did like the reminder to sleep adequately and exercise though i would have loved some actual stats on those. I do recommend this book in conjunction with other research to do what is best for you. I received this book free for an honest review through audiobook boom.

Read full review

- Sasquatch Survivor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2016
  • Publisher: Kemah Bay Marketing, LLC