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Thinking & Problem Solving

How Long to Nap?

Naps are a great source of comfort for some.  The biggest question being how long should I nap and what benefits are derived from these naps.  Here are some guidelines: 10 to 20 minutes This power nap is ideal for… Continue Reading →

Research in Visual Perception: The Significance of Face Recognition

In his 1865 book, Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin first proposed an evolutionary explanation for the human fascination with faces. He argued that critical social cues are expressed through facial gestures during situations of extreme fear… 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 →

Why Are People Left Handed?

Today is International Left Handers Day – so we thought we’d look into the question: why are people left handed? How is your dominant hand determined, and what are the evolutionary advantages or disadvantages of being left handed? First, a… Continue Reading →

Podcast: Highlights from “Neuroplasticity and Healing” Summit …

Did you miss the “Neuroplasticity and Healing” Summit with the Dalai Lama, Dr. Michael Merzenich, Dr. Edward Taub, and Norman Doidge? Or did you find the video feed a bit lengthy and hard to understand? The wonderful Brain Science Podcast–long… Continue Reading →

Video: Michael Merzenich in Conversation with the Dalai Lama

Of all the neuroscientists in the world, who had the honor of sharing the stage with the Dalai Lama last week? Our co-founder and chief scientist, Dr. Michael Merzenich, was chosen for a very special on-stage discussion with His Holiness… Continue Reading →

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