How Old Is Your Brain?
People keep trying to tell me I’m getting old… especially EB who constantly tells me I have memory issues. I don’t, but she thinks so. Actually, I have selective memory – I weed out most of the stuff she tells me. Heaven knows, it’s a hard row to hoe trying to work with her. Moving right along…
Being that the weekend is once again upon us, I decided to find something fun and useful to write about today. Off I went into the infinite cyber land with my old and muddled brain… and that’s when I stumbled upon Brain Age Games.
Being one who has to try everything I recommend – I recommend chocolate malts too – I took several of the tests that Brain Age Games offers and I’m happy – no actually I’m THRILLED to tell you (and EB) that my brain age is 35 – which is just about half of my physical age.This just proved to me, once again, that EB doesn’t always know what’s she’s talking about. I bet when she reads this she scurries to Brain Age Games and takes the tests and then calls me to tell me her brain age is 9. You know what? I would not doubt that!
Seriously, this site is fun – and maybe even useful, especially if you’re sixty or older. I’m sure a lot of young folk look and me and say: – “Hey look at the prune with legs!” They might say that, but inside me ticks the brain of a 35-year-old, I tells ya! (I also ventured to the sister site of Brain Age Games called Biological Age and found out that even though I may well look like a prune with legs, my biological age is 50 – or much younger than my actual age (sticking my tongue out at EB!).
Enough! On with the show, I tells ya! Here are some words from the developer to give you a little background on Brain Age:
About Brain Age
I have been interested in Brain Science (esp in the area of cognition) ever since I left my Bio-technology degree in the 90’s to pursue my interest in web technology. There have been so many exciting breakthroughs especially in the awareness of neuroplasticity. I have a real passion for the field as I grew up on a small farm in New Zealand I am a big believer in personal change.
However I am not a neuroscientist – I am sure this site would look quite different if I was :-). And you should not take your brain age too seriously.
If you enjoyed this site you might also want to click here to find out your Biological Age.
Diet is the other half of optimum brain health. Keeping your weight down is important. A long-term study of 1,500 adults found that those who were obese in middle age were twice as likely to develop dementia in later life. Those who also had high cholesterol and high blood pressure had six times the risk of dementia.
This just to hand: Professor Levi-Montalcini puts her mental vigour down to regular doses of nerve growth factor (NGF) – the discovery that made her famous. She just turned 100!
I recommend a vegetarian diet but there is significant evidence that omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial, I get mine from flax oil. Nuts are a useful part of your diet; almonds, pecans and walnuts are a good source of vitamin E, which is great antioxidant.
Brain biochemistry can be modified by nutrition and experience. Computerized cognitive training can provide positive training experiences. Playing Brain Games should not increase your IQ, practicing IQ tests can help you get better results in IQ tests but IQ has been shown to be almost 100% genetically determined (“Nature Via Nurture” by Matt Ridley)…
It’s the weekend. If you have some extra time and you’re over fifty-five years of age, you should now be chomping at the bit to find out just how old your brain is. And you can do that by going to our site pick Brain Age Games right now . It’s free and no signup or log-ins required. You can even drag your friends into the Brain Age rage. I hope you are thrilled when you learn that brain is younger than you ever expected and not disappointed that your old brain is just withered shadow of its former self.
And if you like what you see at Brain Age, take a side trip to Biological Age to find out your true biological age – you may be decades younger than you feel – or look 🙂
And whatever you find out, it’s all in fun. I am not sure any of this stuff means much… but it sure was fun to tell EB my brain age is 35. So much for my rotting brain, EB!
And now EB, it’s your turn so be honest: tell us how old that creaky old brain of yours REALLY is!