Brain Education

Motherboard: 3D video games can improve your memory

“Brain training” and other means of cognition boosting still feel a bit like snake oil, and the Federal Trade Commission would tend to agree. But what if a way to boost your short-term memory was right in your game console this entire time? (December 8, 2015) Read the full article here

Health Aim: Wonders of our brain: Division of task maximizes efficiency

Basically, what people would say is that “left-brainers are good in math and logic” while “right-brainers are specialized in arts and music”. And those are just some of the wonders of our brain – the division of tasks maximizes its efficiency. (December 9, 2015) Read the full article here

News Medical: Tips to help lower risk of sports-related concussions

With scholastic sports such as football now in full swing, the potential for head injuries increases. Unfortunately, an estimated 3.8 million recreational and athletic concussions occur annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (December 7, 2015) Read the full article here

Everyday Health: Recovering from stroke? 9 people who will help you heal

Just over one-third will experience complete recovery or have only minor stroke-related deficiencies, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Strokes occur when blood stops flowing to part of the brain due to a bleed or a blood clot, causing physical and mental disability that takes time, and help, to heal. (December […]

Medical Xpress: Physical activity, reading beat screen time for kids’ brain development

Amid a growing market of television shows, electronic toys and apps targeted at young children, the impact on early childhood cognitive development from those sedentary activities is under scrutiny by a group of researchers at the University of Alberta. Though the research is ongoing, early results clearly point to the positive role that physical activity […]

The Health Site: 5 reasons why having fun makes you smart

‘Doing what you want to do is necessary for your overall health. Spending some time from your tight schedule to reinvent yourself with a long-lost hobby, joining a music class, playing an instrument, writing what you wanted to (or everything that you have done throughout the day) or even having sex is a great idea […]

Yahoo Health: Perfectly healthy brains hallucinate

Early one morning, University of Queensland psychiatrist John McGrath had just turned off the water and was stepping out of the shower when the new dad heard one of his children calling for him. He poked his head out of the bathroom door and called the kid’s name, but got no response. That’s right, he […]

Fortune: Human brains are wired to blame rather than praise

Psychologists have long concluded that people tend to judge others more harshly for their negative actions—assigning fault and blame more often than praise or accolades. Now we know why. (December 4, 2015) Read the full article here