With advances in technology and medicine, our understanding of the brain—and how to study it, improve it, and even fix it—is expanding. Here are 8 of the biggest brain-related breakthroughs we witnessed in 2018. New Alzheimer’s Drug May Slow Decline A company called Eisai and its U.S. partner Biogen presented
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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
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?
Although most people have a general idea of what concussions are, there are still some myths surrounding the injury. MYTH #1: The two most dangerous high school sports in terms of concussion rates are football and hockey. Although high school football accounts for around 250,000 concussions each year, the