Tag Archives: Research

The BRAIN Initiative

When we first opened the store there was not much mentioned in the media about the brain or brain fitness. Over the past two years there has been an explosion of articles, news specials and documentaries. Now the big news Read More >

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Brains and Bracketology

March Madness and Bracketology are relatively new to me. Last year was the first time I had ever completed brackets. It was a lot of work and was very rewarding to get the most points in my pool. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these terms, I am referring to the chart that over 5 million people complete predicting how teams will advance in the NCAA tournament. Read More >

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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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Juggle Your Way to a Healthy Brain?

According to a 2009 Oxford University study, learning to three-ball cascade juggle is associated with a transient and highly selective increase in gray matter in the occipito-temporal cortex.  (That’s just a an incredibly brainy was of saying that juggling is Read More >

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A New Twist on the Puzzle (Literally)

We know that puzzles are good for strengthening the organization, fine motor tasks, and visualization areas of the brain.  Many studies have found that people who exercise their mind with jigsaw puzzles may have a smaller chance of being affected by Alzheimer’s, Read More >

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Game Play Builds Intelligence

Do you believe you are either born with the know-how to solve this puzzle or are not? Or does your intelligence increase with practice? Read on about this debate and leave us your solution to this IQ puzzle in the Read More >

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New Studies Confirm Benefits of Exercising the Brain

This is fantastic news and needs to be shared: “exercising your brain is good for you and it may keep you healthier in a cognitive way much longer, even if you have early diagnosis of dementia.” In the past month there have been even more studies showing the benefits of keeping yourself cognitively stimulated by doing simple things such as playing games and staying socially engaged. Read More >

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Marbles: Brain Workshop

Marbles: Brain Workshop is official! We’re in route to release quite a few Marbles branded products in 2012. Some designed here in the Workshop, some with other brainiacs, (you may already know PeggyBrown), and some by design students. Read More >

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Playing Games May Reduce Alzheimer’s Pathology

Higher cognitive activity in young and middle-aged adults is associated with lower levels of Alzheimer’s pathology, published in Archives of Neurology , January 23, 2012,

We all need to learn to play new games and partake in cognitive activities according to the main outcome measured in this most recent study. Read More >

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Top 10 Gifts for Rick Perry

Finding your keys is the least of your worries when you can’t even remember where you parked the car.  Unfortunately for Gov. Rick Perry, his memory lapse is having a much bigger impact than a lost automobile.  If you missed Read More >

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