Brain Health and Fitness

New Year, New Brain

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7 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power in 2017   Your sister wants to lose weight. Your boss wants to quit smoking. Your cousin wants to get out of debt and repair his bad credit. Sound familiar? It should. They’re the same unmet goals from last year. And the year

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POP QUIZ: How well do you know your teen’s brain?

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Understanding a teenager’s brain is as complicated as the cosmos. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, you’re face to face with unchartered territory. But with the help of advancing technology, like the noninvasive fMRI, we learn more about this enigma every day. In fact, there’s so much

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Why “Free Play” Is Great For Your Kid’s Brain

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Lots of activities are good for your kid’s brain: music lessons, board games, learning a second language, puzzles, and personal brain training. But unstructured play has taken a back seat in our ever-busy, high-tech world. Remember hide-and-seek, dress-up, restaurant, bike rides, roller skating, building snowmen and making up dance routines?

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Fact, Fiction or on the Fence? 10 Truths About the Brain

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There are a lot of misconceptions about the brain, and social media sometimes does more harm than good when it comes to perpetuating some of the untruths. Here are a few of the most commonly confused tidbits about the human brain. You’re either left-brained or right-brained. FALSE. This long-standing myth

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Maintaining Your Brain

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Although it’s generally believed that Polish neuroscientist Jerzy Konorski coined the term “plasticity” in 1948 to describe the brain’s ability to experience permanent functional transformations, it wasn’t until the 1990s that the scientific community began accepting the implications of “neuroplasticity.” The idea of the brain being able to change and

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