The LearningRx Presidents Day Contest is now open!

LearningRx recently launched its annual Presidents Day Contest. This is one of our favorite times of year, because we get a chance to see the amazing, hilarious, crazy talents of our students and graduates! One of the first things students master in LearningRx brain training is the ability to recite all 44 (soon to be 45!) U.S. presidents. By developing memory, visual processing, and attention skills, students are able to run through the list of names forward, backward, while distracted, and even while multitasking! It’s impressive.

Watch videos of past winners, including our 2015 winner John Mark, and learn more about the contest, click here.

LearningRx Reviews “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”

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What it is: In his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,” Sean Covey provides teens (and their parents J) with a step-by-step guide on how to improve their self-image, make good decisions, set and achieve goals, talk to their parents, and much more. The audio version, available at audible.com, includes commentary from teens and their real-life applications of these principles.

Brain Benefitsplanning, logic & reasoning, communication

What I love: I always look forward to our road trips and car time so that as a family we can listen to books. In the past we have listened to some classics, as well as books that were required reading for their school. Every once in a while, I like to sneak in a little inspirational, self-improvement-type book.

My husband and four kids listened to this book last summer on the drive to Yellowstone.  Although only two of my kids are teenagers, my younger two kids also took away some gems. After each chapter we would stop the recording and discuss their thoughts on each habit and how his ideas might be helpful in their life. Our discussions were lively and helped us to talk our kids about difficult and sometimes painful situations and gave us great insight into their thought processes. It was also fun to hear my 5-year-old tell my other kids, who were complaining at the time, that they needed to be more proactive!

What I would change: Since we listed to the audio version of the book, there were times that the narrator’s voice was a little nasaly (and to my kids, sometimes annoying).

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Buy it here.

To read more LearningRx reviews of brain-building games, toys, apps and books, visit www.learningrxreviews.com.

 

Scientists studied Sting’s brain—and here’s what they found

Earlier this year, 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting was in Montreal for a concert. While he was there, he agreed to have his brain scanned by researchers who wanted to understand how he relates and classifies music.

To the average listener, certain songs might seem like they have nothing in common. But when Sting listened to two seemingly unrelated songs (like the Beatles’ “Girl” and Piazzola’s “Libertango”), brain scans unveiled the connections that Sting was able to hear, such as tempo, melodic motifs and what key the songs are in.

A paper about the research was published in “Neurocase.”

To read more about the fascinating study, click here.

 

 

About LearningRx
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/. To read testimonials from real clients visit www.learningrx-reviews.com.

New Study Says Book Readers Live Longer

A study at Yale University School of Public Health found that American adults 50 and over increased their survival by up to 23% just by reading books!

The researchers analyzed data from 3,635 men and woman over 50 initially and then 12 years later. They found that adults who read books for up to 3.5 hours each week were 17% less likely to die over the 12 years compared to those who didn’t read books. Better still, those who read for more than 3.5 hours a week were 23% less likely to die.

The study took into account factors like education, age, wealth, self-reported health and marital status, among otherReading newspapers and magazines also showed increased survival, but without nearly as much effect.  Not surprisingly, the people who read the most were women with higher income and a college education.

Read more here.

 

 

About LearningRx
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/. To read testimonials from real clients visit www.learningrx-reviews.com.

LearningRx Announces Student of the Month Winner!

We like to acknowledge the hard work of current and past students of all ages by doing video “shout outs” that highlight their successes. Each month we choose one winner from all the video submissions. This month’s winner is Wayne Kolstad, who became a proficient reader at age 72! A traumatic brain injury in his childhood impaired Wayne’s ability to read and remember. Since completing his personal brain training at a LearningRx center in Woodbury, Minnesota, Wayne is reading proficiently, focusing, and paying attention better than ever! His trainer, Brock, says Wayne works harder than any other student in the center to achieve results. Check out Wayne’s video here.

 

 

About LearningRx
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 95,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs, and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating visit http://www.learningrx.com/. To read testimonials from real clients visit www.learningrx-reviews.com.