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511: How to strength train your brain | Memory expert Jim Kwik

511: How to strength train your brain | Memory expert Jim Kwik

Update: 2023-11-131
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“Our memory is like a muscle. We use it or we lose it," says Jim Kwik.

Jim, one of the top memory coaches in the country and a leading expert in brain optimization, joins us to discuss the best mental exercises you can do every day, plus:

- Less obvious habits that harm brain health (~00:02 )

- Do you have digital dementia? (02:20 )

- How to rely less on your devices (~11:45 )

- How to get your brain firing (~18:53 )

- Daily mental exercises that don’t take much time (~25:17 )

- How to watch TV more productively (~30:17 )

- How to overcome the afternoon slump (~38:03 )

- The brain benefits of black coffee (~45:20 )

- How to identify your brain type (~47:26 )

- How to optimize your focus (~53:17 )


Referenced in the episode:

- Jim's book, Limitless Expanded Edition: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life.

- mbg Podcast episode #488, with Jim.

- A study on London taxi drivers' brains.

- A study on lion's mane mushrooms & BDNF.

- mybrainanimal.com quiz.


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511: How to strength train your brain | Memory expert Jim Kwik

511: How to strength train your brain | Memory expert Jim Kwik

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