Solutionsto Exercises And Games

Information-Processing Preassessment Solution Give yourself one point for each of the following answers 1. bread, ice cream, bananas, rice, and soup 6. watch repair, drugstore, shoe repair, and bank 8. Nothing the hardware store is not on my list of errands. 9. No, I need to pick up the shoes. 10. Two birthday cards and a prescription. The Advantages of Repetition Priming Solutions 1. Ivory soap 2. Ajax 3. Preference hair color 4. Nike sports equipment 5. Roto-Rooter 6. NBC television network...

Rhythms Of Your Brain

Our mind, spirit, and body perform an intricate, intensely interactive dance of life. When our body's health is compromised, as when we have a cold, our cognitive functions and emotional well-being suffer. When we suffer an emotional upset, our judgments are not as clear as we would like, and sometimes our body rebels under the stress with gastrointestinal flareups or other aches and pains. In addition, when our cognitive functioning is not up to par, we cannot control or respond correctly to...

Resting Your Brain

Before you read the information regarding sleep, answer the following questions about your current sleep patterns 1. How many hours a night, on average, do you sleep 2. How many hours a night, on average, do you lie awake in bed _ 3. When you wake in the mornings, do you feel refreshed and ready to get started on a new day _ 4. If you take a nap or naps during the day, how many hours, on average, do you sleep _ 5. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being excellent and 5 being extremely poor, how...

Engineer Your Own Learning

Environmental Effects on Learning Emotional Effects on Learning Social Effects on Learning Gender Differences and Learning In Chapter 1, you determined your preferences for acquiring information visually, auditorially, or kinesthetically. In Chapter 2, you learned more than you probably ever wanted to know about how your brain processes the information you obtain. Now one more aspect of the learning process, and you will be fully prepared to tackle the techniques and strategies we present in...

Mental Agility Pretest

The results of the following test will not yield an intelligence quotient (IQ) rating. If you would like to have a measure of your IQ, several Web sites will provide this for you. You might try www.intp.org tests.html, which offers, in their words, a plethora of tests. This pretest will provide a raw score against which you may compare your posttest score. Find some scratch paper for use during the test. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Begin the test, and mark answers for each question in the space...

Resources for Brain Development

This appendix contains a list of books, magazines, videotapes, and other items we found helpful in increasing our mental agility. We hope you will look over the kinds of resources contained in this appendix and locate similar resources in your local libraries, agencies, and bookstores. Remember that the key to mental agility is to keep physically fit and to exercise your brain by learning new things. Age Erasers for Women Rodale Press, Inc., 1994 ISBN 0-87596-214-9 Written and compiled by the...

Facts About Aging Quiz

Test your knowledge about the aging process with these 12 statements about aging. Read each one and determine whether it is true or false. 1. _As people age, they experience reduced muscle 2. _Oral health declines as a result of the aging 3. _Approximately 25 percent of all older adults 4. _It is normal to become more forgetful as you age. 5. _According to the National Institute of Aging, 85 percent of all those over 85 years old live in residential communities or nursing homes. 6. _Senility is...

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Exercise, 99-100 Reaction time, affect of aging, 142-144 Reading glasses, 130 improving ability, 65 Recalling people's names, 85 Recalling information associations, 111-112 schemata, 107 search strategies, 105-107 Rehearsal, information processing, 90 Relaxation and sleep, 170 technique, 161 Relieving insomnia via melatonin, 168 REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement), memory formation, 165 Remediation, combatting people's names, 85 self-quiz, 75 Repetition priming games, 93 clock), 160 Resistance...

Learning New Tricks

Chuck and Jacque Gibson bought a new computer (their second) to help them in their bookkeeping business. They are having the time of their lives learning a new trick scanning photographs and exchanging them via e-mail with their children and grandchildren. computer where an electronic mailbox exists. A sample is kcwetzel mentalagility.com or information mentalagility.com. Many people are finding it fun and easy to send photos attached to an e-mail message. They have a device attached to their...

Linguistic Intelligence

The Father of Waters rolls unvexed to the sea was General Grant's telegraph to President Lincoln on the fall of Vicks-burg during the Civil War. What a melodic, stunning report. Someone not so facile with the language might have said, Enemy defeated at Vicksburg. Mississippi River now under Union control. Lincoln, himself, days later while delivering the Gettysburg Address, used the robust passage Four score and seven years ago to replace the austere phrase In 1776. Some people, such as Grant...

Annotated List of Learning Opportunities for Senior Citizens

This appendix contains a list of educational and travel opportunities you may find helpful in increasing your mental agility. Remember that the key to mental agility is to keep physically fit and to exercise your brain by learning new things. OLDER ADULT SERVICE AND INFORMATION SYSTEM OASIS Founded in St. Louis, MO, in 1982, OASIS is a national education organization designed to enhance the quality of life for mature adults. OASIS is a public-private partnership offering programs through a...

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Degeneration, 130 Magazines for brain development, 315-321 Magnifying glasses, improving reading ability, 65 Mailing lists, 327 Malleability of brain in children, 28 mental skills, 192 Massage therapy, reducing stress slowing aging, 191 Math intelligence, exercises, 216 Math trick exercises, mental agility pretest, 263 Mazes, 271-280 Medical checkups, 200 Medical treatments, matching to Circadian rhythms, 163 Medications interactions, 201 matching ingestion to biological rhythms, 162-163...

Older and Wiser

Jesse Coon is an excellent example of the benefits of exercising. A retired Texas A amp M University professor, Jesse is 88 years old and an avid swimmer. He is in the 85- to 89-year-old age group of master swimmers, holds world records in the 50-meter and 100-meter butterfly, and holds national records in the 50-, 100-, and 200-yard butterfly and the 100- and 200-yard individual medley. Dr. Coon set these records in 1998, the year he turned 86, and they are still unbroken. He is looking...

Why You Should Read This Book

Rusty Brain

Regardless of your age, have you ever experienced what may be affectionately described as senior moments For example, have you Checked three or four times to make sure that the same appliance is turned off before you leave home Tried to use a word in your conversation that you know you know but cannot recall Walked up and down the parking lot looking for your car, with the grocery sacker tagging along behind Forgotten someone's name you just met, even though you were rehearsing it while you...