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CT Maxx Theory


CT Maxx can target The Big 4 using unlimited combinations of cognitive games and physical movements!

The Big 4

Direct Recall
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Direct Recall

The capacity of an individual’s working memory had been traditionally considered to be fixed, however; current research has demonstrated that the neurons in the brain that control working memory can be improved by training. Engagement in direct recall games stimulates the brains ability to challenge its short-term memory. These types of games can encourage neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, strengthening the brain’s overall ability to recall information.

Problem Solving
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Problem Solving

The brain has been wired to solve problems since the moment we were born. Stimulating the brain to multi-task and solve simple problems during exercise is essential for overall brain health, as this is how our brain was designed to grow stronger like our ancient ancestors.

Decision Making
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Decision Making

Decision-making is the process of choosing a method to derive to a specific outcome when there are several alternative possibilities. Challenging an individual to move, while searching out a method to accomplish a cognitive task, stimulates the brain at a very primitive level. This combination of movement and decision-making helps to awaken the brain’s neurons in order to stimulate neuroplasticity and neurogenesis.

Spatial Awareness
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Spatial Awareness

We live in a three dimensional world and need to be able to move in all three planes of motion with ease and fluidity to navigate through life successfully. As the brain loses its ability to control motion, especially motions which require rotation and balance, the risk of falling increases dramatically. Challenging an individual’s ability to multi-task, while maneuvering in multiple planes of motion, is an essential function of a healthy brain.

If You Have a Brain, Then You Need to Train

It has been well established that consistent exercise is key to living a long and healthy life. Exercise has been linked to being one of the best preventative measures for most physical ailments facing people today. Most people focus on improving the capabilities of their cardiovascular and muscular systems when they exercise, but what about the brain? For some reason most traditional exercise programs neglect the physical benefits the brain derives from a consistent and progressive exercise program.

Just like other systems in the body, our brain will reach its peak performance between the ages of 16-25. At some point after the age of 25 an individual’s cognitive functioning begins to decline (1). Recent findings indicate that if you live to the age of 50 and live in the United States or Europe the average lifespan extends into the ninth decade of life. The issue then becomes that at that age there is a 50% chance you will be classified as suffering from senility and or dementia (2).

However, the exciting news is that no matter how old we are, research indicates that, combining traditional exercise with brain exercises will in fact benefit someone’s cognitive abilities (3). Whether the CT Maxx is used to help develop stronger cognitive abilities with children and young adults or to slow or reverse the natural functional decline we all face as we age, the benefits will be seen by everyone.

How We Learn

If we look back to our prehistoric ancestors, they were forced to learn as they moved, there was no way for them to stay in their caves and survive, they had to interact with their environment and learn by moving and doing. If they didn't go out and find lunch they may have become lunch. Even though our world has advanced and continues to advance in ways that make our lives easier, those conveniences may be coming at a cost. Our brains are still wired as they were in prehistoric times. We are designed to learn by interacting with our environment. Unfortunately, with the dramatic increase in technology, we have become far more sedentary then in any other time in history. The statistics show that the lack of physical activity is causing tremendous physical issues across most technologically advanced countries (4). What is still not being widely discussed is that the lack of physical activity by most individuals, including children, not only causes medical problems in their body, it is causing significant and unnecessary deterioration of the brains cognitive abilities.

Just like other systems in the body, our brain will reach its peak performance between the ages of 16-25. At some point after the age of 25 an individual’s cognitive functioning begins to decline (1). Recent findings indicate that if you live to the age of 50 and live in the United States or Europe the average lifespan extends into the ninth decade of life. The issue then becomes that at that age there is a 50% chance you will be classified as suffering from senility and or dementia (2).

However, the exciting news is that no matter how old we are, research indicates that, combining traditional exercise with brain exercises will in fact benefit someone’s cognitive abilities (3). Whether the CT Maxx is used to help develop stronger cognitive abilities with children and young adults or to slow or reverse the natural functional decline we all face as we age, the benefits will be seen by everyone.



"The World Is Getting Faster, We Cannot Let Our Brains Get Slower"

As we age we need to something that requires us to have intense focus. Keeping the mind alive requires learning something with intense concentration. The reason it is so important to add something that requires intense focus as we age is that when we are children, high levels of learning are taking place at all times, everything is a new challenge. During childhood development, the brain is less organized making it easier to change. Once we hit middle age, our brain has become more organized making it harder to change and exposure to new learning opportunities decreases so less focused concentration is required. There is less new skill development and by our 70’s our systems are trying to shut down. This is where an appropriate exercise program that includes cognitive training can slow down and or reverse the effects of aging of the body and mind.

Neuroplasticity

“The ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience”. This means that our brain's potential is not set at birth as originally thought, our brains can actually be strengthened and improve in ways once believed impossible.

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