Nutrition is such a great area for children to practice planning. It not only helps children become healthy eaters beyond the childhood years, but it strengthens these high-level cognitive skills as they are developing.
"The Reading Mother" is an old poem, and I'm not sure when I first heard it. But my favorite line comes to mind whenever I see a mom reading to her child: "Richer than I you will never be -- I had a mother who read to me."
If our environment is extreme in nature, complete with chaos, stress and panic, how do we live with or manage the fear and stress? The answer may exi...
"Chemistry" is not just the inexplicable adrenaline-charged sensation when two would-be lover...
The current research delivers sobering news but also opens some important pathways for future inquiry, ones that may lead to new and better treatments for sleep problems and perhaps for other neurodegenerative diseases.
How would you face the world if your face was disfigured? I had to answer this question while looking into the mirror at my own face cut open.
There are more connections between the neurons in your brain than there are stars in the Milky Way. What makes those seemingly infinite connections fascinating, though, isn't just the sheer quantity of them. It's the fact that they're always changing, starting before you're born and continuing until you take your last breath.
These four "mother emotions" meld together in myriad ways in our brains to create our layered emotional stews.
Most of us would acknowledge that building trust is a key part of our lives. But, if everyone thinks along similar lines, why does it always seem like no one trusts each other?
Once I switched hats from enthralled follower to the social scientist that I am, the bloom fell off the rose, as it were, as my feelings shifted from admiration to resentment at having fallen for his smoke-and-mirrors act.
So do your brains -- and yourselves -- a favor this summer. Take a vacation. You will return to work or school reinvigorated and calm. And your brain will be tuned-up -- ready to creatively tackle the most challenging problems with fresh new perspective and energy.
Slowing doesn't mean slacking off or settling for less, or not "giving it all you've got," he said. Instead, it is the gateway to fully paying attention and so to noticing the details and subtleties of what you're doing.
"Brand" had been with us since human time began. Millennia before marketing coined the term "branding," the how, when, and why of people "attaching" t...
I am not a Luddite and know quite well that technology can provide some important educational experiences. But I worry that slavish, uncritical devotion to technological gimmickry is shortchanging our students.
As a writer and former English teacher I sensed this. But now, science agrees with me. Yes, it's official. The New York Times says we learn more and express ourselves better when we write long hand.
Brain injury in youth is the leading public health crisis of our time. Concussions in sports have received the greatest amount of attention by the media; however, brain injuries can be caused by motor vehicle crashes, child abuse, falls, and gunshots as well as non-traumatic events like strokes, brain tumors, meningitis and seizure disorders.
The Natural Food Revolution of the 2000s may have turned our empty lives into a fullness of a new obsession: FOOD. It has spawned the everyday peep...
I recently visited a friend who runs a business, is a local politician, has a side business, has a home with a big yard he cares for, loves his wife a...
The Isla Vista mass murder is proof that we are past the time to break the nexus between guns, murder, and mental illness. And we should do that by enacting rigorous new gun-control legislation that takes account of an individual's fitness to own lethal weapons in light of what we are learning about the human brain.
Yes, concussions happen. It is part of the game, but we must implement initiatives to reduce the risk of injury, and prevent, preventable injuries.