Learn to Earn with Dr. Joyce Block

Fish Oil Boosts Learning Speed

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6. A synapse is the ____ through which a neuron sends an electrical or chemical signal to another cell. Clue: a long narrow way sometimes with walls

10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that accidents (unintentional injuries) are the ____ leading cause of death in the U.S. Clue: the ordinal number of the Constitutional amendment referring to not testifying against yourself

11. According to a new study at UCLA, DHA and exercise complement each other by supporting better brain function under both ____ and challenging conditions. Clue: typical state or condition

12. The conversion of usable EPA/DHA is slow and inefficient for optimal health, so it’s better to get these ___ from fish or, better yet, from distilled and antioxidant protected omega-3 fish-oil supplements. Clue: smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound

13. Low _____ of omega-3 fatty acids may increase the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Clue: also an old name for tuberculosis


1. The hippocampus is a major brain component consolidating information—short and long term and spatial ___. Clue: what your GPS does

2. Eicosapentaenoic acid’s acronym.

3. DHA ___ has been associated with the incidence of various mental diseases such as depression and schizophrenia. Clue: you’ve heard of our fiscal “deficit; this answer refers to a medical deficit

4. There are two principal dietary omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and these are commonly found in ___ oils. Clue: aquatic

5. Exercise can interact with DHA dietary ____ to elevate the capacity of adult brains for axonal growth, synaptic plasticity, better cognitive function, and faster learning speed. Clue: 3 syllables with rich in the middle

6. If you meet a bear in the woods, you might want to increase your chances of thinking fast and gaining advantage by exercising, taking omega-3’s, and finishing this puzzle to collect a ____. Clue: you don’t need one

7. Meeting a bear while putting the garbage out would quality as a fast-think ____. Clue: a set of circumstances

8. ____ enhances synaptic function and fluidity. Clue: something you always promise yourself you will do more of to enhance your health

9. Docosahexaenoic acid is known as _____. Clue: dietary fatty acid acronym

12. DHA supplementation has been shown to enhance hippocampal-dependent learning and memory in rodents, and to reduce ____ disorders in humans. Clue: rhymes with food

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