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Books for Your Brain
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Building Mental Muscles, Brainwaves Books
Building Mental Muscle
Conditioning exercises for the six intelligence zones
by Allen D. Bragdon
and David Gamon, PhD.

Paperback, 320 pages
$14.95 6 x 9
Second Edition
Brainwaves®, April 2003
ISBN 0-9164-1080-3

The scientific evidence is now irrefutable: When you keep the problem-solving circuits of your brain active you improve performance and help prevent degeneration with age. This book provides clear explanations of how the brain operates, neuron-building exercises and tips on how to solve real-world challenges more effectively. "Help your memory last a lifetime by going to the gym today." 76 brain-building puzzles and exercises, 23 revealing self-tests. Foreign editions: China, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain and Thailand; Simon & Schuster, UK.

Over 140,000 copies sold in the USA alone, plus sales by
Quality Paperback Book Club.


Learn Faster & Remember More, Brainwaves Books
Learn Faster & Remember More
How New and Old Brains Acquire & Recall Information
by Allen D. Bragdon and David Gamon, PhD.

Trade paperback, 320 pages
$14.95, Canada $22.95
53 illus. and diagrams, Glossary, Index

Brainwaves®, October 2001
ISBN 0916410-79-X

Your brain LOVES its job if you keep it busy and in shape
What children can learn in the womb • How to separate healthy aging from dementia • Tricks for remembering names and other career-building data • Straight talk about nutrition and pills • What women know about handling stress • Recent findings about critical stages in a pre-schooler’s brain development • Physical and mental exercises that fire-up learning skills • Three keys to endowing character in children and teens • How pros perfect sports skills with mind action • What caffeine, cramming, nicotine and sleep can and can’t do for academic skills

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Brain Building Games, Brainwaves Books
Brain-Building Games
with Words & Numbers (mostly)

176 Fun Puzzles and Performance Tips
by Allen D. Bragdon (Founding Editor of Games magazine)
& Dr. David Gamon, PhD

Trade paperback, 224 pages
$14.95, 6.125 x 7.5

Brainwaves®, August 2001
ISBN number 0-916410-78-1

A personal mind-training program with 176 performance tips and skills-targeted puzzles to increase memory, math and language dexterity
The 3-month brain-training program also covers Social/Emotional skills and Executive Management skills. Brain exercises are graded from easy to difficult. All of them have "Hints" to get into the action again if you get stuck temporarily and don't want to look up the solutions. Lots of info on female-male brain differences and exercises to do together.

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Use It or Lose It!, Brainwaves Books
Use It or Lose It!
How to Keep Your Brain Fit as It Ages
by Allen D. Bragdon
and David Gamon, PhD.

Trade paperback, 196 pages
$14.95, 7.5 x 8.25, 32 Drawings, Diagrams and Photos

Second Edition

Brainwaves®, October 2000
ISBN 0-916410-68-4

New updated and enlarged edition with 48 brain-stimulating mental exercises. Use It or Lose It! is a new book developed at The Brainwaves Center based on the latest published research in the neurosciences. The Center suggests these five steps to keep your mental equipment operating up to specs as your brain grows old, gracefully, along with the rest of you:

  • 10 years old - Ask questions
  • 25 years old - Marry someone smarter than you are
  • 38 years old - Exercise regularly to reduce stress
  • 52 years old - Learn something new
  • 65 years old - Avoid the ruts
Use It or Lose It

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Brains That Work a Little Bit Differently, Brainwaves Books
Brains That Work a Little Bit Differently
Recent Discoveries About Common Brain Diversities
by Allen D. Bragdon
and David Gamon, PhD.

Trade paperback, 128 pages
$9.95, 33 Illustrations

Brainwaves®, 2000  
ISBN 0916410927

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
  • Alcoholism • Autism • Déjà Vu
  • Dyslexia • Left Handedness
  • Perfect Pitch• Photographic Memory
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder • Synesthesia

Almost everyone can relate personally to at least one of the ten conditions in “Brains That Work a Little Bit Differently.” Special-Ed teachers and parents certainly want access to the most current discoveries about dyslexia, ADHD, and autism, for example.

Brains the work a bit differently

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Exercises for the Whole Brain, Brainwaves Books
Exercises for the Whole Brain
Power up your brain circuits with 60 challenging puzzles
by Allen D. Bragdon
and Leonard Fellows

Trade paperback, 128 pages
$9.95, 5.5 x 8.25

Brainwaves®, August 1999
ISBN 0-916410-65-X

Neuron-builders to stimulate & entertain your visual, & executive-planning skills
The most fascinating mental exercises from the New York Times internationally syndicated column Playspace. Builds brain skills in the same way physical exercise builds muscles and stamina. 60 skill-developing exercises that strengthen neuronal connection among the brain centers that control creative-visual, executive-planning, spatial-manipulative and logical thinking."Perfect for honing intellectual and memory skills and making the most of the gray matter we all possess." Foreign editions: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, UK.
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Building Left Brain Power, Brainwaves Books
Building Left-Brain Power
Conditioning exercises & tips to improve mood
and develop language, math and other uniquely human skills

by Allen Bragdon and David Gamon, Ph.D.

Trade paperback, 320 pages
$14.95, 5.5 x 8.25

Brainwaves®, August 1999,
ISBN 0-916410-63-3

An entertaining, interactive program designed to increase the power of the specific kinds of intelligence that contribute to professional and personal success. Includes reports of recent discoveries in the neurosciences with more than 100 tips to help improve performance in real-world problem-solving situations. Mental-conditioning exercises that are fun to do gradually build neuron-strength. 14 progressively more difficult formats develop language, math, executive, planning and social skills just as physical exercises build muscle groups. 5 self-scoring tests measure status. Here's a tip: “When you can't think of a word, look right. Researchers observed that test-takers do better at verbal memory problems when gazing to the right, which stimulates the left hemisphere.” Developed by Games magazine founder. Foreign editions: China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK.
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Right Brain Teasers, Brainwaves Books
Right Brain Teasers
A Photo-Quiz for the Mind's Eye
By Allen D. Bragdon and Marcia Monbleau

Trade paperback, 160 pages
$9.95, 5.5 x 8.25

Brainwaves®, August 1999,
ISBN 0-916410-66-8

Can you tell what these 75 old-time utensils were used for?
The right side of your brain specializes in recognizing shapes and visualizing them in space. Engineers, architects, carpenters and map readers are strong in this skill. This is brain-candy for them and a test of knowledge for collectors of antique household items and tools. Sharp, detailed photographs of collectible antiques and curiosities with descriptions of their use plus old-time household tips and remedies. If you can identify 10% of them you are doing well. Featured on NBC-TV’s David Letterman show.

“A collector's antique shop & yard-sale handbook as compelling as a bowl of peanuts.”
— Cape Cod Home & Garden.

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