January 18, 2010
What is Brain Fitness? We have known for years that physical exercise is necessary to develop and maintain a healthy body. What is not as widely known is that the brain needs nurturing as well. A new .
November 23, 2008
Not too long ago, scientists believed that adults couldn't grow new neurons in their brain. However, work over the last several years has debunked this myth. We now know that adults continue to grow ..
November 23, 2008
Growing up, I learned about Phineas Gage, the railroad construction foreman who survived an incredible accident in 1848 that shot a large iron rod through his brain, destroying the frontal lobes. ..
October 20, 2008
The role of stress reduction is important to almost any health plan. Keeping your brain fit is no different. Constant stress, which plagues many in today's society, causes an elevation of hormones, ..
July 29, 2008
How many people do you know swear by crossword puzzles and word games? They spend hours a day doing it? Maybe you love crosswords so much you have even advanced to online versions. The newspaper .
July 10, 2008
I want you to meet Nick. I'll never forget the first time I glimpsed Nick. His mother pushed him in his wheelchair, while his father carried his tiny suitcase. Nick was coming to summer camp for kids .
June 18, 2008
Old notions that brain function inevitably declines as we age and we become less creative and sharp are being turned upside down. In fact, the brain continues to reorganize throughout life by ..
April 29, 2008
Brain exercises are the latest buzz. Why should you exercise your brain? Research into the brain as it ages, points towards the brain being like a muscle in your body. If you don't use your brain and .
July 18, 2007
Unless you have been living in a cave, you have read by now multiple articles about the brain training and brain exercise craze: sudoku, Nintendo BrainAge, multiple online games, software like ..
July 15, 2007
On June 10th something wonderful happened, and the media hasn't paid much attention yet. On that day, the National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health was released by the CDC and ..
June 03, 2007
We continue the conversation on Learning with Dr. James Zull, Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at Case Western University and author of The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of ..