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Learning & Memory

The Day His World Stood Still: The Strange Story of “H.M.”

When twenty-seven year old Henry M. entered the hospital in 1953 for radical brain surgery that was supposed to cure his epilepsy, he was hopeful that the procedure would change his life for the better. Instead, it trapped him in… Continue Reading →

Can Music Education Enhance Brain Functioning and Academic Learning?

Echoing Mozart: Discovering a Link between the Brain and Music When Gordon Shaw and Frances Rauscher published the results of their study on the relationship between music and spatial task performance in 1993, the “Mozart effect” became a popular term…. Continue Reading →

Keep it moving….

For years we at Posit Science have stressed our brain training exercises and the best way to keep mentally fit. Yet, its not the only thing we have stressed. Physical Exercise and a good diet are also 2 key pieces… Continue Reading →

Brain Benefits of Bilingualism

Preventing Dementia Bilingual adults with Alzheimer’s take twice as long to develop symptoms as their monolingual counterparts. The mean age for the first signs of dementia in monolingual adults is 71.4 and for bilingual it is 75.5. Focusing on Tasks… Continue Reading →

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 →

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