The Exploring Versus the Exploiting Brain

The Exploring Versus the Exploiting Brain

In a new study published in Psychological Science, neuroscientists Moshe...
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Reward Circuits of the Teenage Brain Activated by Peers

Reward Circuits of the Teenage Brain Activated by Peers

It’s no secret that teenagers are influenced by their peers....
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A Criticism Of Brain Training – And An Answer To It

A Criticism Of Brain Training – And An Answer To It

An interesting paper came across my radar week - “Placebo...
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Dr. Michael Merzenich Wins the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Dr. Michael Merzenich Wins the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Posit Science’s very own Dr. Michael Merzenich has been awarded...
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It’s the Simple Stuff That Makes You––And Your Brain––Happy

It’s the Simple Stuff That Makes You––And Your Brain––Happy

Sometimes when we want to change our mood, we overlook...
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Why Can’t Our Brains Figure Out Magic Tricks?

Why Can’t Our Brains Figure Out Magic Tricks?

As intellectually mature adults, we know that when we see...
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FTC Takes Action on Brain Training

FTC Takes Action on Brain Training

There are quite a few brain-training programs around, and it...
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What Happens When Your Brain Doesn’t Sleep?

What Happens When Your Brain Doesn’t Sleep?

We have reported before about how important sleep is for...
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Why Do We Play, and What’s It Good For?

Why Do We Play, and What’s It Good For?

 I really enjoyed this video featuring the work of Jaak...
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Never Stop Learning!

Never Stop Learning!

As an occasional substitute teacher, Sara Bell likes to make...
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This Is Your Brain on Music (Infographic)

This Is Your Brain on Music (Infographic)

We get a lot of questions about music and the...
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Why Are People Left Handed?

Why Are People Left Handed?

Today is International Left Handers Day - so we thought...
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Podcast: Highlights from “Neuroplasticity and Healing” Summit …

Podcast: Highlights from “Neuroplasticity and Healing” Summit …

Did you miss the "Neuroplasticity and Healing" Summit with the...
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Video: Michael Merzenich in Conversation with the Dalai Lama

Video: Michael Merzenich in Conversation with the Dalai Lama

Of all the neuroscientists in the world, who had the...
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Hey Lucy – You Already Use Way More Than 10% of Your Brain!

Hey Lucy – You Already Use Way More Than 10% of Your Brain!

By now, you may have seen commercials or trailers for...
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Controversial Facebook Research Shows …

Controversial Facebook Research Shows …

Recently news of a controversial Facebook research study came out,...
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Why Does Brain Speed Matter, and What Can I Do to Improve It?

Why Does Brain Speed Matter, and What Can I Do to Improve It?

I just saw an article in Scientific American about why...
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Brain Science Podcast: Dr. Merzenich Talks with Ginger Campbell …

Brain Science Podcast: Dr. Merzenich Talks with Ginger Campbell …

We are big fans of Ginger Campbell, MD's Brain Science...
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Landmark Study Shows Benefits of BrainHQ Training Last 10 Years

Landmark Study Shows Benefits of BrainHQ Training Last 10 Years

I am incredibly excited to announce that the scientists who...
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Controversial Facebook Research Shows …

Controversial Facebook Research Shows …

It's time to say happy birthday to our beloved crossword...
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Kids Who Watch TV Have Bigger Brains – But Not in a Good Way

Kids Who Watch TV Have Bigger Brains – But Not in a Good Way

A recent study from Japan found that children who watch...
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