Mindfulness Training Can Improve Working Memory, Reading Comprehension, and Task Focus

In a previous post, we learned about the benefits of meditation (in particular “mindfulness meditation”) for modifying alpha brain waves and improving learning and memory processes. Recently, I stumbled upon an article that talked about how mindfulness improves reading ability, working memory, and task-focus. The Study: Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity and GRE Performance While ReducingContinue reading “Mindfulness Training Can Improve Working Memory, Reading Comprehension, and Task Focus”

What’s the Deal with Fluid Intelligence?

What is Fluid Intelligence? Fluid intelligence refers to the ability to reason and to solve new problems independently of previously acquired knowledge. To put it simply: “your capacity to learn new information, retain it, then use that new knowledge as a foundation to solve the next problem, or learn the next new skill, and so on.” ScientificContinue reading “What’s the Deal with Fluid Intelligence?”

Children and Sleep: If They Don’t Snooze, They Lose…

If your child isn’t getting enough sleep, his performance in school drops. Well that’s obvious. But what may not be obvious is how significantly it impacts your child if he misses just one hour of sleep a night. “A sleep deprivation study on a group of elementary students revealed that sixth graders, missing one hourContinue reading “Children and Sleep: If They Don’t Snooze, They Lose…”

Working Memory Trainer: Pizza Master App

This is an interesting app we stumbled upon that is a really fun way to train your brain – particularly your working memory which we know is one of the qualities that successful individuals possess. Pizza Master by Ma Chi Aim of the Game You are running a take-away pizza joint. Each day (equivalent to one level),Continue reading “Working Memory Trainer: Pizza Master App”

BrainRx Skills and Discovery Workshop from myBrainLab

For the first time in Malaysia, myBrainLab is introducing BrainRx… What is BrainRx? Founded by Dr Ken Gibson, BrainRx is a brain training program designed to help children learn faster, comprehend more, and get smarter. With the BrainRx program, they can: Maximize their learning and reading potential Think and reason faster and more accurately MasterContinue reading “BrainRx Skills and Discovery Workshop from myBrainLab”