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"Food for Thought" Makes its Debut!
By Derik
4/15/2014 11:15:00 AM  
It's pretty common knowledge that you are what you eat. We at Marbles: The Brain Store know that's a fact and are happy to announce that we are not only offering exciting ways to play smart, but eat smart. We also know how awesome it is to have a game night with some family and friends playing your faves like Mindstein, Spy Alley, and Wordy Word. But what's a game night without the munchies? We hand selected some exquisite eats so you can ditch the boring old processed chips and salsa and g Read More

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The Geeks' Guide to World Domination
By Marbles Blog
8/14/2012 11:28:00 AM  
Garth Sundem's book The Geeks' Guide to World Domination. Sounds like a list of To Do's in order to exact nerdy revenge on every popular kid who was mean to us in school. However, it is actually a helpful tome of geeky knowledge for nerds and non-nerds alike. In his introduction, Sundem admits that it is just as much a book for the less geeky out there, who need a ticket into the increasingly popular world of geekdom. Because, as many of the biggest geeks out there have said (Bill Gates amongst Read More

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Imagine: How Creativity Works
By Paulette
5/29/2012 11:04:00 AM  
How do breakthroughs happen?What causes creative sparks and moments of insight? In Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer explores these questions through a combination of stories of artistic genius and companies that are renowned for their innovation, as well as current research in the field of neuroscience. Lehrer is extremely adept at taking science and making it understandable, and more importantly, compelling. As Lehrer points out, the term creativity encompasses a "variety of distinct Read More

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The Brain that Changes Itself
By Marbles Blog
5/18/2012 10:11:00 AM  
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 be some unfortunate injury or impairment to a specific area of the brain, that function would be lost forever. This view however was reimagined with the advent of the concept of neuroplasticity. In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge highlights the work of researchers Read More

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The Female Brain
By angie
5/15/2012 9:37:00 AM  
Oscar Wilde said, "Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood." In her charming and fascinating book The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine dares to dig deep into the mysteries of a woman's mind to thoroughly investigate just what makes her tick. Both richly informative and easily accessible, the book serves to explain how brains which evolved in primitive conditions respond to the challenges of a vastly different modern world. Naturally, with a topic so complex and a publication so short, Read More

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Body
By Paulette
4/30/2012 10:14:00 AM  
Cherries. Peaches. Walnuts. Raspberries. Avocados. We all know and love these foods as delicious, snack-able treats. However, did you know that they are also among the top 50 best brain healthy foods? The joint collaboration of Dr. Daniel & Tana Amen, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body is a cookbook targeted towards increasing your mental abilities through the use of a wide variety of protein rich foods. The book contains helpful hints and suggestions on optimizing brain and body health, an Read More

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The Brain in Love Book Review
By Paulette
2/7/2012 10:22:00 PM  
In The Brain in Love, Dr. Amen takes on the importance of the brain in love, sex and relationships. If the brain is the largest sex organ, then understanding how it works can give you insight into sex, intimacy and your connection to the person you love. He also sheds some light on the difference in communication styles and in needs between men and women. I'm always intrigued by books that explain why we do the things we do. Ever wonder why when you fall in love your behavior becomes so erratic Read More

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Catching up on my Reading/Running
By Marbles Blog
9/30/2009 2:29:00 PM  
Did anyone catch the New York Times Magazine article "What sort of exercise can make you smarter" from last Sunday 9/20? I just read it and was really excited to see it since I am an avid exerciser and had high hopes that this could help my brain function better. As we have talked about in the blog many times it is true that exercising is better for the brain but the fine print in this article was a bit more challenging--you need to do streneous exercise in order to reap the benefits and running Read More

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