Category: Mental Acuity & Intelligence

Cognition: Learning: How to Become an Expert at Anything | Time

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else? Research shows in high complexity jobs like professional and sales roles, the top 10% produce 80% more than average and 700% more than the bottom 10%. But as I’m sure you’re aware, becoming the best ain’t easy.…

Diet: Cognitive: Increasing Attention Span and Focus: Dr. Berg: YouTube

In this video, Dr. Berg talks about how to increase attention span, focus, and concentration. There’s a part of the brain called the limbic system which has something to do with emotions, behavior, and memory and it has a part called hippocampus(which has to do with memory, focus, and concentration) and amygdala (stress and fear).…

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic, for example, revealed that deriving most of dietary calories from carbohydrates was associated with an 89% increased risk for either mild cognitive impairment, or full-blown dementia. In their study, those consuming the highest levels of fat actually demonstrated a 44% reduction in risk.

Click How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, According to a Top Brain Doctor for the rest of the article.

Diet: Supplements: Cognition: Why BDNF Is Miracle-Gro For Your Brain | Natural Stacks

“Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor – or BDNF for short – is a naturally occurring growth hormone that is responsible for neurogenesis: the creation of new neurons. Higher levels of BDNF are associated with increased intelligence, mood, productivity, and memory along with decreased risks of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s. Keep reading to see why expert…

“Human beings possess a great number of virtuous characteristics. Much of what makes us unique individuals are the infinite possible combinations and degrees of these virtues (and flaws). Most of the time we are able to recognize the virtues of others and honor them. We generally have no problem appreciating virtues in others that we do not possess ourselves. Yet today there is one virtue that our culture makes a great show of proclaiming the most virtuous of all virtues, while at the same time largely failing to recognize and appreciate it. In fact, those who possess it often become the subject of scorn. That virtue is intelligence….” Click Welcome to the Idiocracy – The Growing Ignorance of Intelligence for the rest of the article. This is one of the best that I have come across on the subject of the increasing disdain for intelligent (critical) thought and discourse.