Brain Health

Medical Xpress: New Findings on How Brain Handles Tactile Sensations

The traditional understanding in neuroscience is that tactile sensations from the skin are only assembled to form a complete experience in the cerebral cortex, the most advanced part of the brain. However, this is challenged by new research findings from Lund University in Sweden that suggest both that other levels in the brain play a […]

Counsel & Heal: Two Vital Ways to Keep the Brain Sharp, Experts State

As people age, cognitive functions will inevitably start to deteriorate. However, several studies have suggested that the rate of deterioration can be controlled to a certain extent via healthy lifestyle choices. According to experts who cited previous studies in a TIME article, there are two vital ways to keep the brain sharp. The first way […]

Medical Xpress: Brain Scans Reveal ‘Gray Matter’ Differences in Media Multitaskers

Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research. A study published today (24 September) reveals that people who frequently use several media devices at the same time have lower grey-matter density in one particular region of the brain compared […]

TIME: Do Brain Games Keep My Mind Sharp?

Unhand the crossword: it’s not your golden ticket to a lifetime of quick wit and perfect recall. Games sure seem like a good way to work your brain out, but don’t put your stock in Sudoku. “They target very specific cognitive abilities, but they don’t transfer to clarity of thinking, problem solving, planning—all the complex […]

Dallas Morning News: Too Much Screen Time is Harmful for Children; What Can Parents Do?

Maryam Morse and her husband formulated a plan for allotting their sons time to play video games and watch TV. The boys could do so, but only after reading, completing their homework and practicing the piano. “We treated screen time as a reward,” says Morse, of Dallas. The boys loved the plan. Their parents, however, […]

Huffington Post UK: How Does Failure Help Us Grow?

Dr Tara Swart is a neuroscience consultant and business coach who was a medical doctor for 7 years and has a PhD in neuroscience. She has co-authored Neuroscience for Leadership: Harnessing the Brain Gain Advantage (available for pre-order here) and her mission is to spread simple, pragmatic neuroscience-based messages that change the way people work, […]

The Seattle Times: UW Research on Brain Activity Delivers Lessons on How Kids Learn

University of Washington researchers are at the forefront of brain research that’s illuminating what happens inside the brain as young children learn to speak, listen, read and write — and how to help those who struggle with those skills, like Shelter. That’s because our brains aren’t naturally wired for reading and writing (or multiplying and […]

USA Today: ‘How We Learn’ Offers New Look at How Our Brains Work

What have we gotten wrong and how should we think about learning differently? The main thing is that we all think of learning in terms of education, in terms of classroom and practice, and those things are all recent constructs. Those are good ways to learn, but there are a whole lot of other ones. […]

The Globe and Mail: Are The Promises of ‘Brain Game’ Gains Too Good to be True?

Anyone with TV or Internet access has undoubtedly encountered an advertisement for one of the many so-called “brain games” that have flooded the market. Most prevalent are commercials for Lumosity, which suggest that users will “learn faster” and “not miss stuff” if they invest time and money in its brain-training system. Many of these brain-training […]