Brain Education

Huffington Post: 5 unique ways to keep your brain young

While our brains do lose volume over time, the good news is that your brain is a machine — capable of regrowth and the ability to learn new things throughout your lifetime. But exercising your brain and whole body are crucial. Here are some unique ways you can ensure your brain stays sharp as you […]

BBC: Better diagnosis call for adults with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults is a “hidden” problem that needs better diagnosis, the charity for people with the condition, Addiss, has said. How does it affect adults’ lives? (August 17, 2015) Read the full article here

New York Times: Bedtime stories for young brains

A little more than a year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement saying that all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion, starting at birth. That means pediatricians taking care of infants and toddlers should routinely be advising parents about how important it is to read to even very young children. […]

Huffington Post: This is your brain on sleep

It turns out the brain does some of its best work when we’re at rest. Over the years, scientific studies have found that during our natural sleep cycles, our brains jump into action to perform many of the duties that make us who we are when we’re awake. (August 17, 2015) Read the full article […]

Huffington Post: The potential of the aging mind

A persistent myth in our youth-focused culture suggests the process of aging means inevitable, progressive decline. In my field of research, brain health, this myth results in most people believing and allowing their best brain years to be in the past. (August 14, 2015) Read the full article here

Medical Xpress: How traumatic memories hide in the brain, and how to retrieve them

At first, hidden memories that can’t be consciously accessed may protect the individual from the emotional pain of recalling the event. But eventually those suppressed memories can cause debilitating psychological problems, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or dissociative disorders. (August 17, 2015) Read the full article here

Yahoo Health: 9 things your brain fog is trying to tell you

Happens to everyone, no big deal, a brain fart. Until you realize it wasn’t just today at the mall; you’ve somehow spent most of your week feeling as if you’ve made major decisions behind a smokescreen. As if those brain farts were fogging up the place. (August 15, 2015) Read the full article here

Brain Blogger: Problem drinking and promiscuity – Did you miss the clues?

In case you didn’t guess, the clues are in the brain. Our unique brain — its structure, functionalities, and chemistry — explain why some people exhibit promiscuous behavior despite being in happy, romantic relationships or why some people become addicted to the bottle despite not having an alcoholic member in the family. (August 14, 2015) […]