Brain Health

WIRED: What’s Different About The Brain’s Of Heroes?

Marco Zanon and his colleagues scanned the brains of 43 young adults (30 women) while they took part in a virtual reality (VR) experience of a disaster. Wearing VR goggles and headphones, each participant began the study by meeting up with what they thought were three other volunteers in a virtual waiting room. In fact, […]

Forbes: Why Is Innovation So Hard?

What business today does not want to be more innovative? In business parlance, “innovation” has reached a glorified position-like “customer centricity,” it is deemed to be a strategic necessity. But it is hard to define. It means different things to different people. Innovation exists along a continuum, from material improvements to existing products or processes […]

Science Daily: Declining Intelligence In Old Age Linked To Visual Processing

Researchers have uncovered one of the basic processes that may help to explain why some people’s thinking skills decline in old age. Age-related declines in intelligence are strongly related to declines on a very simple task of visual perception speed, the researchers report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on August 4. (August 4, […] VA Reform Bill Saves Program For Vets With TBI

President Barack Obama on Thursday will sign into law landmark reform of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, but the stroke of his executive pen will also save an unrelated effort to rehabilitate veterans with traumatic brain injuries. The massive $16.3-billion VA overhaul passed by Congress last week included a measure sponsored by Sens. Cory […] The Neuroscience Behind Motivation

Strengthening your positive emotions and weakening your negative ones can have huge benefits for performance. Here’s why. The most recent newsletter from management coach Jon Pratlett explains that, when you encounter a difficult situation, your brain reacts differently when you say “I am…” as opposed to “I feel…” “Research suggests that when our brain’s fight/flight […]

New York Times: Three Myths About The Brain

Myths about the brain typically arise in this fashion: An intriguing experimental result generates a plausible if speculative interpretation (a small part of the lobe seems sufficient) that is later overextended or distorted (we use only 10 percent of our brain). The caricature ultimately infiltrates pop culture and takes on a life of its own, […]

New York Magazine: This Is Your Brain On Punishment

How and why humans punish is a fascinating behavioral question, and a vital one in as punishment-happy a society as the United States. Even though we tend to see punishment as meted out by the state, it’s the result of individual choices – whether it’s jurors deciding to convict someone or voters voting for tough-on-crime […]

Medical Xpress: Eating Baked Or Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health, Study Says

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, add to growing evidence that lifestyle factors contribute to brain […]

Science Daily: Analysis Of African Plant Reveals Possible Treatment For Aging Brain

For hundreds of years, healers in São Tomé e Príncipe — an island off the western coast of Africa — have prescribed cata-manginga leaves and bark to their patients. These pickings from the Voacanga africana tree are said to decrease inflammation and ease the symptoms of mental disorders. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute for […]


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