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A little bit: You might be better able to do crossword puzzles and sudoku but these games might not help you in other activities. ...Read more
I did a search: On yahoo and no relevant programs turned up. In general neuro cognitive training has limited short term benefits but people who are promoting this are trying to sell this to insurance agencies, the government and to general public to ask them to pay for these training programs which have questionable long term benefits. ...Read more
Yes: Studies have shown that mental activities such as reading, puzzle games, etc can help prevent mental deterioration and conditions like alzheimer"s. ...Read more
can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?
Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thinking of $$$ investment in myself - BLT Vanquish. Uses RF technology. Seems Safe and noninvasive. Thoughts /Feedback?
It's BTL: BLT is a Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.... Kidding aside, we do not give such advice on Health Tap Prime however I would be very careful about weight control or fat removal systems! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Effect of video game: Playing video games for a limited amount of time, (less than 2 hours per day of screen time) can improve attending skills and eye hand coordination. However, excessive time on video games can actually reduce attention skills. It can also be socially isolating, so limit your time at video games and have social experiences throughout the day. Get out of the house. ...Read more
In evolution of man: In the evolution of man, bigger brains led to greater intelligence and thus smarter tool use. However in humans, it is not the overall size of the brain that determines intelligence, but the size (complexity) of the cortical ribbon that ultimately determines intelligence. This work was performed in infants, and though the study suffers from design flaws, but the thesis is probably correct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What autoimmune diseases would attack nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?
Generic question: Several possible answers, including limbic encephalitis, some variations of viral encephalitis, (of which there are many), perhaps multiple sclerosis should be included, and can find in isolated vasculitides, and arteritis associated with collagen vascular and rheumatological disorders. But why does this come up, has your doctor diagnosed such a condition? ...Read more
Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?
Bad idea: Never put your trust in someone until you know them well including their background .You are playing with your life. ...Read more
Can an autoimmune disease effect our nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?
Possible: It all depends on the kind of autoimmune disease and place of involvement. For instance, lupus could cause cerebritis ie brain inflammation and even could go as far as causing coma. But lupus could be only localized to other places like causing kidney disease, lung diseases, skin disease, or arthritis. ...Read more
Have read articles online claiming too frequent masturbation can negatively effect brain chemistry. Any truth? Reputable Research? How often healthy?
Rational brain: No. There is no negative health consequences to the normal human sexual activity called masturbation. At 35 I hope you would realize that some things put on the web are there for hateful, hurtful, and dangerous propaganda. This disinformation about masturbation is completely false. ...Read more
Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?
Entertainment: Tv shows are entertainment. Even reality tv isn't based on reality. ...Read more
Video game players: improve their visual attention & eye-hand coordination, but they use navigation strategies reliant on the brain's reward system (caudate nucleus), not its spatial memory system (hippocampus). Resultant decreases in hippocampal structure (grey matter) & function increase risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer's. Long-term studies using functional MRI's are needed to define degree of risk. ...Read more
Is there anything that can make you smarter, or your brain to increase brain power. Like memory, thinking skills, smartness etc..?
Can enhance: Sufficient sleep, good healthy eating habits, avoidance of tobacco, alcohol, recreational drugs, will all form an excellent foundation. Getting help for organizational skills, study habits, and mechanisms for learning more efficiently will add to your capacity. Our drugs to assist learning and memory loss are modest at best, currently. ...Read more
Does playing video games or watching tv series and movies will affect studying and brain skills?
What are the things i can do for better studying?
Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?
Are bulk beings/ advanced beings guiding humanity into better future. Like in INTERSTELLAR MOVIE are these beings shaping our present n future.
Who knows?: You've posted this question on a network which provides health and medical information, but your question doesn't fall within that realm. A physician's training and experience would not qualify him or her to be any more knowledgeable about your question than anyone else. That said, I'm not aware of any objective data which is responsive to your question, and I think it's a matter of speculation. ...Read more