Learn to Prevent Cognitive Decline

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Take control of your cognitive health by learning new things.
Air Date: 3/16/18
Duration: 27:23
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Henry Mahncke, PhD
Dr. Henry MahnckeDr. Henry Mahncke is the CEO of Posit Science. He joined Posit Science at its inception in 2003 as Vice President of Research & Outcomes, where he led the first large-scale clinical trials of a publicly available cognitive training program.

He became CEO of Posit Science in 2011. Previously, he served as consultant at McKinsey focused on health care and video games, and then as a science and technology advisor to the British government.

Dr. Mahncke earned his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco, where he studied brain plasticity with Dr. Michael Merzenich.
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Learn to Prevent Cognitive Decline
Improving your brain health can help prevent cognitive decline. While there is more to learn about brain health, there are steps you can take that will make a difference.

The brain can change. It is constantly rewiring itself when we ask it to do something new, resulting in physical, chemical and functional changes in the brain.

What controls underlying brain health? First, there’s how fast and accurately your brain processes information. Second, there’s how well the brain can control learning. If the brain can be repetitively engaged and rewarded for learning and processing quickly, cognitive process can improve.

The brain craves being challenged to learn new things. Take up a new pursuit and work through the challenges as you learn.

Listen as Dr. Henry Mahncke joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to share how you can enhance your brain and help prevent cognitive decline.