MYTH: You’re either left-brained or right-brained. This long-standing myth has been debunked. There is no evidence that people preferentially use one side of their brain more.2. MYTH: Cognitive decline is not impacted by choices or circumstances. We now understand that there are lots of things you can do that appear
Brain Health and Fitness
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
Just because it’s wrapped in pretty paper doesn’t mean it’s valuable. Sometimes the best gifts aren’t appreciated until the child is older because they’re not “hands-on” toys, clothes, or accessories. Here are 10 gifts that are worthy of your financial or time investment today because they “pay off” (sometimes literally,
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
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?
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
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