Brain Education

CBS: N.C.A.A. To Settle Class-Action Head Injury Lawsuit

The rules are changing for college athletes. A settlement between players and the NCAA will require testing for possible brain injuries. “Every single student has to have a baseline testing before we start a sport now,” says Lead Counsel Steve Berman. The NCAA will shell out 70 million dollars to fund the program. The association […]

Your Brain, Your Productivity

Your Brain, Your Productivity: Maximizing human cognitive potential requires regular investments from an individual.

Scientific American: ‘Lucy’ Film Hinges On Brain Capacity Myth

On July 25, French film writer/director Luc Besson’s action thriller Lucy opens in theaters nationwide. The premise is that the title character, played by Scarlett Johansson, is exposed to a drug that unlocks her mind, giving her superhuman powers of cognition. The movie production notes elaborate: “…It has long been hypothesized that human beings only […]

Red Orbit: Sleepy? It’s A Sure Bet Your Memory Is Affected As Well As Your Health

Going without sleep over a long period of time can be detrimental to your health in many ways, including depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, weight gain and even a lack of sex drive. WebMD cites sleeplessness as a mitigating factor in some of the largest disasters in recent history, including Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, […]

Chron: Doctors Are Expanding The Notion Of What Constitutes A Concussion

Dr. Jorge Gomez has seen “more and more” concussions among his patients at Texas Children’s, where he is a sports medicine specialist at the West Campus. About 250,000 kids and teens go to the emergency room every year for sports- and recreation-related brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kids can […]

Find Biometrics: Brain Trauma Biometrics: BlackBox Launches New Model of Blast Gauge

According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects more than 1.7 million people annually and is treatable if the signs are recognized. BlackBox Biometrics offers a wearable biometric device, called the Blast Gauge System, which detects the signs of traumatic brain injury as a result of environmental factors related to blast […]

Cosmos: The Mind of Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku has an extraordinary mind. It loves nothing better than occupying itself untangling the mathematics of subatomic strings vibrating in 11 dimensions. “My wife always thinks something strange is happening because I stare out the window for hours,” he says. “That’s all I’m doing. I’m playing with equations in my head.” In his day […]

Fox News: ADHD classified into 3 types based on kids’ personalities

There are three distinct types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that match up with children’s personalities, some researchers suggest. What’s more, looking at these ADHD types is better than the current diagnostic methods in predicting which children will go on to develop further mental-health problems, the researchers said in the new study. The finding of these […]