How does the brain accomplish the complex task of learning? How can knowing more about how the brain works improve brain health, learning and education?

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

Sometimes when we want to change our mood, we overlook the small stuff and focus on the big stuff. Instead of looking at what’s simple and right in front of us, we tend to look beyond into the aspirational abyss....
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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...
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Controversial Facebook Research Shows …

Recently news of a controversial Facebook research study came out, and it upset many people. For the study, researchers had manipulated people's Facebook feeds to show them either more happy stories or more sad stories, and then measured how that...
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Why Does Brain Speed Matter, and What Can I Do to Improve It?

I just saw an article in Scientific American about why brain speed is important, how it decays as we age, and what the effects are on daily life over time. But this is nothing new: we have been talking about...
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Brain Science Podcast: Dr. Merzenich Talks with Ginger Campbell …

We are big fans of Ginger Campbell, MD's Brain Science Podcast series - she features fascinating neuroscience luminaries in her in-depth, hour-long interviews, including Norman Doidge, Jeff Hawkins, Sharon Begley, Edward Taub, and many more. Learn more and listen now...
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