Just 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. I have selective memory – I block out most of the stuff she tells me. Heaven knows I have a hard row to hoe trying to work with her.
But that’s a story for another time…
Moving right along…
Over the weekend, I decided to find something fun and useful to write about today. Off I went into the infinite cyberland 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… hmmm… less than half of my physical age.
This proved to me, once again, that EB doesn’t always know what she’s talking about. I bet when she reads this she’ll scurry off to Brain Age Games and take the tests and then rush to 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 older – like me. I’m sure a lot of young folk look at me and say: – “Hey look at that old prune with legs!”
They might say that, but inside of 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 very well look like a prune with legs, my biological age is 50 – or much younger than my actual age.
Enough! On with the show. Here are some words from the creators of Brain Age to give you a little background and information…:
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)…
If you watched the moon landing in July of 1969 or if you miss Walter Cronkite, you should now be chomping at the bit to find out just how old your brain really 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 your brain is younger than you expected and don’t end up disappointed if you find that your old brain is just a 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