Training Your Brain For Dummies by Tracy Packiam Alloway

Training Your Brain For Dummies by Tracy Packiam Alloway


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Pages 284
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Training Your Brain For Dummies by Tracy Packiam Alloway


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Authors of Training Your Brain For Dummies PDF


Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan at the University of Stirling, UK. She was the 2009 winner of the prestigious Joseph Lister Award by the British Science Association for bringing her scientific discoveries to a wide audience.

She is the author of over 75 scientific articles and books on working memory and learning and has developed the world’s first standardized working-memory tests for educators, published by Pearson Assessment.

Her research has received widespread international coverage, appearing in outlets such as the Scientific American, Forbes, US News, ABC News, BC, BBC, Guardian, and Daily Mail.

She is a much-in-demand international speaker in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and provides advice to the World Bank on the importance of working memory.

Timothy E. Parker is the Senior Crossword Puzzle Editor of USA Today Crosswords and the ‘World’s Most Syndicated Puzzle Compiler’ according to Guinness World Records.

In addition, he is the creator and senior editor of the Universal Crossword, the Internet’s most popular crossword puzzle since 1998.

Training Your Brain Contents


Part I: Brain Training Basics

Chapter 1: Introducing Brain Training

Chapter 2: Getting to Know Your Brain 

Chapter 3: Brain Training for Your Needs

Part II: Remember, Remember Keeping Your Memory Sharp 

  • Chapter 4: Honing Your Long-Term Memory 
  • Chapter 5: Improving Your Short-Term Memory 
  • Chapter 6: Improving Your Language Skills 
  • Chapter 7: Recognising Faces and Remembering Directions

Part III: Fostering a Happy, Healthy Mind

  • Chapter 8: Improving Your Creativity
  • Chapter 9: Developing a Positive Mindset 
  • Chapter 10: Reaping the Rewards of Peace and Quiet
  • Chapter 11: Keeping Your Brain Sociable

Part IV: Getting Physical: Looking at Brain-Friendly Diet and Lifestyle 

  • Chapter 12: Feeding the Brain
  • Chapter 13: Looking at Stimulants: Drugs and Caffeine
  • Chapter 14: Building Up Mind/Body Fitness

Part V: Game On! Brain Training

  • Games to Play at Home 
  • Chapter 15: Verbal Brain Games
  • Chapter 16: Numerical Brain Games
  • Chapter 17: Logic Games

Part VI: The Part of Tens 

  • Chapter 18: Ten New Habits to Train Your Brain 
  • Chapter 19: Ten Brain Games to Play on the Move

Introduction to Training Your Brain For Dummies eBook


I imagine that you’ve picked up this book because you’re interested in finding out more about the brain. In particular, I expect you’re interested in what you can do to help your brain work better than it does now.

Knowledge about the brain and how to train your brain has snowballed in recent years and keeping up with all the scientific research that’s coming out is hard

About Training Your Brain For Dummies eBook

In this book, I distill information into bite-sized chunks. I discuss a range of topics relevant to brain training, from computer games to what you should eat, even to what exercise is best for your brain, calling on cutting-edge science.

In some of the topics I draw from my own research expertise, and in other topics, I follow leading psychologists, scientists, and researchers in the field.

Each chapter deals with a different aspect of brain training, so by the time you get to the end of the book you have a complete picture of what you can do to boost your brainpower.

The strategies are simple, effective, and easy to fit into your busy lifestyle. You don’t have to make major changes to make a big difference.

Many of the tips and advice involve small changes that revolutionize your brain.

What You’re Not to Read

If you’ve read a For Dummies book before, then you may be familiar with its characteristic relaxed style. You don’t have to read this book from cover to cover to know what’s going on. In fact, don’t do that! Start with a section that you’re interested in, and read that.

Feel free to dip in and out of the chapters. As with all For Dummies books, the chapters are stand-alone so you can easily follow them without having to read the previous chapters.

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