Tag Archives: Brain

Love Your Brain! Brain Awareness Week

At Marbles: The Brain Store we pride ourselves on the brainy games and puzzles that we carry. We strive to offer fun and challenging products to help your brain.  But we are not just concerned about selling products. We also Read More >

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BrainSessions- Which Brain Are You?

People love our stores and our website because of all of the brainy fun products we offer.  We know our customers are excited to get the latest and best games and puzzles for their families, friends and themselves. But we Read More >

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Why Do Tongues Get Twisted in a Tongue Twister?

A big black bug bit a big black bear, and the big black bear bled blood I’m not sure who created it, but today is International tongue twister day. Tongue twisters are silly and make us laugh, but they are Read More >

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Positive Thinking Day!

This blog was original posted on April 15, 2011. It seems like a perfect fit for today which has been dubbed Postive Thinking Day. Just a few decades ago scientists believed that the brain was fixed and unchanging. Thanks to Read More >

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Feed Your Brain

“You are what you eat” is a very well known and slightly overused phrase. The problem with overused phrases is that we say them so much that they tend to lose their meaning. When you really take a look at Read More >

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The Brain that Changes Itself

For centuries, it was thought that the brain was fixed and hard-wired much like a computer. If you look at any brain map, you can see that certain brain functions were prescribed to certain areas of the brain. Should there Read More >

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Music Brain Power!

News reports about Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery have placed a spotlight on the impact that music can have on the brain. When Giffords was shot in January, the bullet punctured the left hemisphere of her brain. This hemisphere is the Read More >

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Feed Your Brain

“You are what you eat” is a very well known and slightly overused phrase. The problem with overused phrases is that we say them so much that they tend to lose their meaning. When you really take a look at the information, you start to realize what a huge impact nutrition has on brain function. Our brain needs fuel, but it needs the right kinds of fuel to function well. It is estimated that 20% of our caloric intake is used by our brain. Read More >

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Put Some Spring In Your Brain

You probably know that physical activity is good for your heart, but did you know that it is extremely beneficial to your brain as well? Research has shown that exercise increases the diameter of the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain, allowing greater delivery of oxygen to your neurons. It can also stimulate the growth of connections between those neurons (known as synapses). These connectors can strengthen many areas of our brain. Read More >

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Positive Plasticity and Positive Thought

Just a few decades ago scientists believed that the brain was fixed and unchanging. Thanks to the discovery of neuroplasticity, we now know that the brain is actually plastic and malleable. In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge M.D. states that the brain has the capacity to rewire itself and/or form new neural pathways Read More >

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