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Brain Training Books & Other Products

Brain training books are of mainly two types, the first type can be regarded as informational and provides the reader with methods on how to improve their Brain and its ability to solve problems and what food to eat to enhance Brain function.  The second of the two type’s, brain training or brain teaser books is of the practical solutions oriented theme, like learning the methods and tend to contain puzzles in all the different categories to help speed up your brain and boost your mental abilities.
Categories could include: 
  • Words
  • Memory
  • Perception
  • Arithmetic
  • Shape and space
  • Creative and lateral thinking puzzles

Whether you are looking to develop your abilities in one particular area or looking for an all-round brain workout, a brain training book should cover these skills.  
Tasks tend to be designed to be solvable very quickly, and emphasis often placed on performing a series of tasks each day and measuring improvement over time. Split into a series of daily workouts, the brain training book tends to have a daily workout with a puzzle in each category per day.

The Brain Training and Brain Teaser books listed below offer a, no-effort solution for those who want to buff up their brain power. In just a few minutes a day, readers will discover fun and challenging exercises that will give them mental agility in every area. SHARPEN YOUR MIND IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY POWER YOUR BRAIN BECOME MORE CREATIVE SOLVE PROBLEMS WORK SMARTER.

(1)  Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain is as entertaining as it is enlightening. This unlikely page turner fascinates, and suggests optimism about your brain's capacities.



If you are interested in how the brain/mind works, how people perceive and interact with the world and how the norms of neuroscience has been over-turned in the last two decades should read this book.

Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain is an excellent popular overview of brain science, and also a joy to read. Begley never uses more technical jargon then necessary and regularly reminds the reader of seminal findings discussed earlier in the book. Her use of metaphors and similes is both helpful and entertaining.

Does the book have something practical to offer? Perhaps. One scientist suggested a mental fitness culture might arise from this research, just as the culture of physical fitness emerged from studies of the heart. There's a catch, however. Begley does not dwell on the issue, but it is clear that sustained training in attentiveness is required to rewire the brain. The Buddhist monks who agreed to be tested did show remarkable abilities. They had dedicated years of their lives to meditation to get to that point, though. 

This book presents, clearly and factually, the growing evidence for our ability to train our minds to bring about lasting changes in physical and psychological health and wellbeing. The concept of 'neuroplasticity' - the ability of our brains to create new neural pathways - has enormous hope for the treatment of depression and for recovery from stroke and other traumas. 

More importantly, it has implications for the way that we use our brains in everyday life and for the current trend towards a 'science' of happiness.

Anybody who is interested in how words and thoughts actually manifest the world around you because the labels you use to describe your world alter your perception of it, should read this book. It describes how thoughts (good or bad) can manifest in habits, which can be changed, it illustrates that there is the potential for brain damage caused by illness (strokes) to be alleviated, or how some aspects of dyslexia can be reduced. And presents them in easy to understand chunks. The intro could put some people off, and the chapter on how adolescent minds/brains work is a bit heavy, but it is well worth persevering. And it shows how some 'established' truths of how we as humans function, is in fact completely wrong... the old axiom of “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks no longer holds sway” I can't recommend it highly enough.