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Frequency of Brain Training: Striking a Balance for Optimal Cognitive Fitness

The quest for optimal cognitive fitness, much like pursuing physical health, involves finding the right balance in training frequency. Brain training, a term encompassing various cognitive exercises and activities, is recognized for its potential to enhance cognitive functions. However, determining the optimal frequency for brain training is a nuanced process that varies among individuals. To draw a parallel, let’s compare this to the frequency with which individuals on a weight loss program weigh themselves—a practice that also requires a delicate balance.

Brain Training Frequency:

  1. Individual Variability: Just as


How to use the Brain Gauge to maintain brain health

Preventing age-related dementia is a growing concern as the population ages. The Brain Gauge, with its dual function as a cognitive assessment tool and brain training platform, offers a promising approach to maintaining brain fitness and reducing the risk of dementia. Being able to assess an individual's cognitive status - even if it is your own - plays an essential role in tracking decreased (or increased) performance levels. Using the Brain Gauge for brain training can improve cognitive reserve and improve overall brain function. The iterative process between the two


Can improving reaction time slow down the onset of dementia?

One of the advantages of the Brain Gauge training platform is that the Speed drills help improve your reaction time. Improving reaction time might be associated with certain cognitive benefits and potentially delaying the onset of cognitive decline, including dementia. While dementia is a complex condition with multiple contributing factors, it does make us pause to wonder how much improving brain fitness can do to offset or delay the degradations caused by aging or aging related dementias. By the numbers, there are virtually very few, if any, instances reported of


How to biohack with the Brain Gauge

The Brain Gauge is a device that aims to provide insights into various aspects of brain health and function. It's designed to measure brain function metrics and track changes over time. Biohacking with the Brain Gauge involves using the device to gather data about your brain's performance and using that information to optimize your cognitive function. Here's how you can use the Brain Gauge for biohacking:

Baseline Measurement: Start by taking baseline measurements of your cognitive performance using the Brain Gauge. This will give you a starting point to compare


Problems with concussion testing in sports

Most currently available concussion tests rely on baseline scores. At the beginning of the season, athletes complete an assessment to establish their baseline cognitive health. When an athlete sustains a head injury or shows symptoms of a concussion, a trainer or coach administers the test again and compares the two sets of scores. If the post-injury scores are substantially lower than the baseline results, athletes are removed from play.

At first glance, this approach seems reasonable. Everyone's brain is different, so by comparing a potentially concussed individual to that individual's


TBI, TBI severity and dementia: what is the relationship?

There has been enormous speculation recently about how repetitive concussions could lead to dementia and/or early Alzheimer’s (or Alzheimer like symptoms). Loss of brain function with repetitive blows to the head does not seem like it would be debatable, but many hesitate to take a stand on it because of “lack of evidence”. After all, it could just be coincidence that people get dementia in their late 40s or early 50s after a long career in a sport or activity that repetitively causes glial damage without having time