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Learning & Memory

How the food you eat affects your brain

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or… Continue Reading →

Word List Recall – NEW VERSION!!!

Over the course of the next year we will be re-doing some of the games on this site.  First up…Word List Recall. Word List Recall is one of our working memory exercises that tests for verbal span. This type of… Continue Reading →

Your Amazing Brain

The human brain. It’s spongy to the touch, weighs about three pounds and looks kind of like a head of cauliflower. Some parts of the brain, including the cerebellum and brain stem, are quite primitive. They help us coordinate our… Continue Reading →

Learning Music Gives Kids Extra Brain Connections

Teaching young children to play a musical instrument helps them to develop new brain connections that could stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. According to new research set to be presented at the upcoming annual… Continue Reading →

Does Studying Make You Hungrier Than Exercising?

A recent study of college students found that they consumed more food after working on hard test problems than after a bout of running on a treadmill. Study authors suggest that this means that using intense brain power may trigger… Continue Reading →

The Exploring Versus the Exploiting Brain

In a new study published in Psychological Science, neuroscientists Moshe Bar, director of the Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University and a professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, concluded that the less our minds our loaded… Continue Reading →

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