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james 05-03-2008 03:30 PM

Exercise your brain
Speaking of getting older, here is an article on keep the old brain more agile as we age. I'm banking on learning a language. :-)


Les 05-03-2008 07:47 PM

Re: Exercise your brain
I'm with ya James - I'm going to focus on English. After my game of golf today - I have that language down... I had no idea how many F's were involved, but I worked through it quite well :D


PS. Great article - gives one hope

gjbingham 05-03-2008 08:28 PM

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I'd heard those reports before that learning a new language was one of the best brain exercises out there. It certainly doesn't come easy. Foul language I have down pat (like Les apparently. Golf does that to you!) Pig latin is next, then on to....hmmmmm

brokencookie 05-03-2008 09:27 PM

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I'm keeping my brain active by planing a POMPEI OVEN.

That should get this thread back on the right track :D


SpringJim 05-03-2008 10:42 PM

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baby boomers who are encountering the signs, by turns amusing and disconcerting, that accompany the decline of the brain’s acuity: a good friend’s name suddenly vanishing from memory; a frantic search for eyeglasses only to find them atop the head; milk taken from the refrigerator then put away in a cupboard.

I do all that already.....eek! Yesterday I walked to town and then wondered where I parked the was nice knowing you guys!

...back to the Shanghai and Sodoku games....

SpringJim 05-03-2008 10:55 PM

Word Games
The pheeomnnal pweor of the hmuan mnid.

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is that the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the human mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Smiply amzanig huh?

Frances 05-04-2008 03:46 AM

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I've seen teshe bferoe but its alwlyas fun to raed one! Werid or waht?

...challenge the brain... challenge the brain... challenge the brain

Gosh, I'll have to think about this one :)

gjbingham 05-04-2008 08:37 PM

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I couldn't read a thing! :) Funny stuff!

PizzaJNKY 05-04-2008 10:43 PM

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Now that was funny SJ. I hope that logic works for my Pompeii. As long as the first brick and the last brick are in the right place, the rest can be a total mess and it will still cook a pizza without a problem.

gjbingham 05-04-2008 11:02 PM

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Good spin on that one PJ!

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