Learning Changes Your Brain

Brain Awareness Week 2012


You must practice to learn.  When you  practice a skill, game, or task, you repeatedly activate the same circuit of synapses.  Each time you practice you make small incremental changes to your synapses. After several repetitions, these synapses become different. Learning alters the structure of your brain!

Move Your Body: Activate Your Brain

Brain Awareness Week 2012


In studies of those aged 90 and beyond, the level of exercise was correlated very strongly with longevity. Your brain benefits from exercise just as much as your muscles do.  An average of 45 minutes a day provides the most benefit, but even 15 minutes helps. Keep moving to keep your brain fit.

Your Brain Can Change

Brain Awareness Week 2012
Your brain is constantly changing in response to your experiences.  Your brain is a little different each day. It retains this flexibility well into old age. Keep your brain healthy and it will only loose a few neurons with age.  Continue to care for your brain well and it will generate new neurons regularly.  Old brains can do new tricks!

Brain Awareness Week: March 12 – 18, 2012

Brain Awareness Week - Get ConnectedThe brain is the final frontier. How much do you know about your brain? Brain research has taught us many things in the last 10 years. Take advantage of National Brain Awareness Week and learn about your brain. Learn about brain function and become aware of what it means to have a neurological condition.

Here’s how we’re celebrating National Brain Awareness Week in Nevada County:

Throughout the week, information will be posted on the Sierra EEG blog at http://www.SierraEEG.com.

There will also be an information table at Briar Patch with free educational brain health materials for adults and children including pictures to color, bookmarks and stickers.  The Madeline Helling Library will have some materials as well.

The celebration will continue at the end of the month with a display at “Emergence: 2012” March 24th & 25th. The fair is located at the Miners Foundry 325 Spring Street in downtown Nevada City.  This display will include literature on brain health and fun brain activity books for kids. You will even have an opportunity to play a video game with your brainwaves.

For more information about Brain Awareness week, call (530) 263-1413.


Sierra EEG
Neurofeedback Therapy
142 East McKnight Way
Grass Valley, CA  95949
(530) 263-1413