Why Brain Games?
Steps to a nimble mind: Physical and mental exercise help keep the brain fit
Neuroscience is uncovering techniques to prevent cognitive decline.
By Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli, amednews correspondent. Nov. 17, 2008.
The brain -- containing 100 billion neurons, 900 billion glial cells, 100 trillion branches and 1,000 trillion receptors -- reacts to stimuli in a series of electrical bursts, spanning a complex map of connections. Whether calculating an algorithmic equation or learning the tango, our brain continuously changes in response to our ideas, actions and activities.