Wednesday Wisdom: Meditate and Cogitate!

Meditation is a hot topic in the news and online, but is all the hullabaloo justified? Science suggests it is. Indeed, fMRIs (images capturing the location of activity in the brain based on blood flow) indicate that meditation improves one's focus, memory, anxiety levels, and creativity. Check out this article to learn more about meditation's cognitive benefits.

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Wednesday Wisdom: Why You Need Nootropics

Nobody ever fails a final exam by falling asleep; they fail by losing focus on the home stretch that separates the As from the Bs. Unlike energy drinks and coffee, which merely boost alertness, nootropics (the most effective of which are included in Mental Mojo's proprietary cognition complex) fuel the lasting focus necessary to set the curve.  This article defines nootropics, explains their origins, and provides an in-depth overview of how nootropics can be used to enhance…

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Wednesday Widsom: Generalist vs. Specialist: Why To Develop Multiple Talents in the World of Entrepreneurship

generalist, noun 1. a person whose knowledge, aptitudes, and skills are applied to a field as a whole or to a variety of different fields.   specialist, noun 1. a person who devotes himself or herself to one subject or to one particular branch of a subject or pursuit. *Definitions from Dictionary.com   The author of this article posits that specialists survive only when circumstances are perfect, while generalists are able to adapt to various circumstances. There…

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Wednesday Wisdom: How Phosphatidylserine Benefits Your Brain

One of Mental Mojo's most important ingredients is Phosphatidylserine, a phospholipid essential to the health of brain cells that improves, rejuvenates, and strengthens one’s cell membranes (in addition to several other vital cognitive functions). According to the linked article: “By strengthening and fortifying cell membranes, Phosphatidylserine strengthens memory, increases attention span, improves concentration, mood and depression.” Indeed, Phosphatidylserine has been proven to enhance brain functioning when used as a supplement, and athletes often use it to improve their neuromuscular control, thereby reducing…

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Wednesday Wisdom: The Flow State & Productivity

Flow, a mental state of being, is a topic that we previously discussed back in April. This week we are revisiting the subject with a focus on creating flow as a way to increase productivity in the workplace. As described, “when you achieve flow, your actions and decisions occur seamlessly.” Certain triggers, changes in environment, and other factors determine one’s ability to achieve flow. Some of the most important factors needed to achieve flow in the workplace…

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Wednesday Wisdom: Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine, an ingredient in Mental Mojo's proprietary cognition complex, is a nootropic derived from the periwinkle plant with many cognitive benefits. Not only is this extract known to enhance alertness and concentration, it also aids with improving short and long-term memory by increasing blood flow and metabolism in the brain. Other positive effects include improved hearing, visual, and cardiovascular functioning. It even acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and natural remedy, as well. If you're intrigued by Vinpocetine, its…

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Wednesday Wisdom: A Bioethicist’s Perspective on Cognitive Enhancement

Ross Anderson, a senior editor for The Atlantic, spoke with Allen Buchanan, a bioethicist, in a lengthy interview about cognitive enhancement and its ethical implications. Buchanan argues that those who have developed a negative view of cognitive enhancers are maintaining a “pre-Darwinian view about human nature.” He critiques the most common assumptions society has developed, while arguing that human enhancement is for the better; human beings have design flaws and it’s in our nature to want to improve ourselves. Buchanan believes that cognitive enhancers are the next step in the evolution of humanity's cognitive potential. Current enhancers range…

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Wednesday Wisdom: Neuroscience of Creativity

Left and right brain thinkers – is there really such a distinction between the two hemispheres of the brain? The discussion surrounding left and right brain thinkers typically draws people to analyze how different someone is based on which side is one’s “strong side”. It has become a way of defining how a person is supposed to be, based off the fact that the current belief is that one has certain traits that are associated with each…

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Wednesday Wisdom: Benefits of Huperzine A

Huperzine A, a nootropic supplement, improves brain functionality and neuroplasticity, encouraging the development and formation of new neurons. This ingredient is a component of Mental Mojo. What exactly are nootropics? Nootropics are known as smart drugs or enhancers that make up cognitive enhancement drugs and formulas. Huperzine A is one of many nootropics and even has medicinal qualities, most recently it has been used to treat and prevent further development of Alzheimer’s disease. Check out the article here…

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Wednesday Wisdom: Ideas, Creativity, and Innovation

What is it about great ideas that stumps humans? Well, we all want to know life’s secrets. We want to know how people come up with the greatest ideas. Most commonly, the basic assumption is that, “an idea is a single thing”. Ideas come to us spontaneously, at an instant, while we’re walking down the street or having a cup of coffee in a café. These situations are often described as epiphanies, flashes, or lightbulb moments… How…

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