Brain Education

Huffington Post: Music as medicine: Why a new kind of neuro-rehab is taking off

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose — including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native American culture, music has played a similar role: In fact, the U.S. Indian Bureau contains 1,500 songs used for healing purposes. (May 31, 2016) Read the full article here

Medical Xpress: Researchers find what could be brain’s trigger for binge behavior

Rats that responded to cues for sugar with the speed and excitement of binge-eaters were less motivated for the treat when certain neurons were suppressed, researchers discovered. The findings suggest these neurons, in a largely unstudied region of the brain, are deeply connected to the tendency to overindulge in response to external triggers, a problem […]

New York Times: Yoga may be good for the brain

A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems. Most of us past the age of 40 are aware that our minds and, in particular, memories begin to sputter as the […]

Scientific American: Dog intelligence and what it can tell us about our own intelligence

A study published in the journal Intelligence by British psychologists Rosalind Arden and Mark Adams confirms as much. Consistent with over a century of research on human intelligence, Arden and Adams found that a dog that excels in one test of cognitive ability will likely excel in other tests of cognitive ability. (May 31, 2016) […]

Tech Times: Here’s how the brain makes, breaks a habit

There is a good and bad side in having habits, both of which affect what kinds of behaviors people exhibit. To better understand how these behaviors come about, researchers carried out a study to show what occurs in the brain when habits control behavior. (May 27, 2016) Read the full article here

Huffington Post: How probiotics in yogurt protect your brain

Ever since its introduction to the global population, yogurts have been the subject of many scientific studies. The main objective of each investigative study is to unearth the comprehensive range of health benefits that the body experiences through consuming this unconventional snack. (May 27, 2016) Read the full article here

CNN: This is your brain in space

Let’s imagine NASA has everything it needs to send a crew to Mars. The space agency’s experts have figured out how to provide housing, food, water and air for the entire mission. There still is one very important problem remaining: the people. (May 26, 2016) Read the full article here