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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More Evidence that Music Lessons May Strengthen the Brain

More Evidence that Music Lessons May Strengthen the Brain

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has...
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This is What Happens in your Brain When You’re Scared Senseless

This is What Happens in your Brain When You’re Scared Senseless

Do you love or hate scary movies? Are you the...
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Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change your Life

Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change your Life

I'm excited to announce that my brand new book Soft-Wired...
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How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

If you’re old enough, you may remember a time, maybe back in your childhood, when someone measured your intelligence and assigned a number to it. I suspect that you have been either proud of that “IQ,” or perhaps a little bit chagrined about it, from that day to this. The general belief back then was that intelligence was a genetic endowment, along with eye color or a propensity for baldness.

We now know this is simply not true. Your brain — every brain — is a work in progress. It is “plastic.” From the day we’re born to the day we die, it continuously revises and remodels, improving or slowly declining, as a function of how we use it. If a brain is exercised properly, anyone can grow intelligence, at any age, and potentially by a lot. Or you can just let your brain idle — and watch it slowly, inexorably, go to seed like a sedentary body.

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Study: Brain Training Shows Significant, Lasting Gains in Cognitive Function

Study: Brain Training Shows Significant, Lasting Gains in Cognitive Function

I woke up in a cheerful mood this morning because...
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Gone But Not Forgotten? The Mystery Behind Infant Memories

Gone But Not Forgotten? The Mystery Behind Infant Memories

What is your earliest memory? A frightening fall down the...
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Myths About the Brain: 10 percent and Counting

Myths About the Brain: 10 percent and Counting

Do we really use only a small portion of our...
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The Strange Tale of Phineas Gage

The Strange Tale of Phineas Gage

Phineas Gage began the day of September 13, 1848 as...
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Hans Selye: The Discovery of Stress

Hans Selye: The Discovery of Stress

G.A.S. Spells Stress As with so many wondrous discoveries of...
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