Author Archives: Amy Moore, PhD

5 Nutrition Tips for a Better Brain

It’s an age-old mantra: you are what you eat. So apparently I’m a basket of sweet potato fries. But, seriously? Like most Americans, I think I’m doing just fine. Generally healthy, busy lifestyle with work and family, I even occasionally go hiking or work out at the gym. Maybe I’m a little fluffier and more… read more

The Top 5 Podcasts for Brain Health

We want to do everything possible to keep our brains in top-notch condition, but finding the best resources isn’t always easy. Who are the experts we should be listening to? The team at Modern Brain Journal scoured the podcast community to find five of the best shows on brain health. We picked shows with two… read more

Expert Memory Strategies for Test-Taking

Ever wonder how some people seem to remember everything they learn and others struggle to keep simple facts straight for more than a few minutes? Cognitive performance hinges on automaticity of skills that we use to think and learn all day every day such as processing speed, attention, visualization, fluid reasoning, and working memory. Part… read more

Top 5 Must-Read Books for Parents of Children with ADHD

Parenting is hard. Parenting a child with ADHD can be even harder. Here are five must-read books on my bookshelf for parents of children with ADHD. They are full of valuable tips and tricks for making parenting a little easier. 1. The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, PhD Tired of endless screaming, hitting, biting,… read more

Hitting Home: How Brain Training Changed My Son’s Life

by Tanya Mitchell This morning there was a beautiful sunrise here in Colorado, we even stopped the car on the way to school to take a picture. This afternoon Kip played baseball, he went 3 for 4 hitting with 4 RBIs, an idyllic end to the day, but it wasn’t always this way. It was… read more

From the Editor

Speaking of Brain Health… We are excited for our inaugural release of Modern Brain Journal! In this issue, we highlight research related to three popular issues about the brain: brain training, stress and the brain, and the influence of diet on brain health. Brain training is a hot topic right now. Does brain training really… read more

Stressed?

The Impact of Stress on Your Brain and What You Can Do About It by Amy Lawson Moore, PhD THE RAT RACE Americans are stressed. We work hard, study hard, parent hard, and marry hard. In a culture where downtime is painfully undervalued, we are expected to produce, perform, and be masters of our crafts… read more

Mental Sweat

“Mental Sweat” LearningRx Trainers Add Intensity to your Brain Workout By Christina Ledbetter, PhD DOES BRAIN TRAINING WORK? You wonder. We ponder. Our experts agree that under certain conditions, brain training works! The challenge in the brain training field is to find which of the conditions are the most ideal. As Modern Brain Journal’s senior… read more