The sad news of beloved comic Robin William's death was followed by reports he was fighting Parkinson's disease. His widow, Susan Schneider, reveale...
It's time to make up our minds about the brain. Every day, it seems, neuroscience announces new findings that uncover more and more of the brain's secrets. The day cannot be far off, we are told, when the deepest mystery of all -- how the brain produces consciousness -- will be solved.
That may be the case if you don't regularly give it exercise. According to scientific research, below are some of the benefits of brain games: Boost...
Before that terrible day 14 years ago, Austin was typical by most accounts. He was able to walk evenly, talk as well as any 2-year-old, and use both hands equally. He was happy and inquisitive, explored things eagerly, and enjoyed watching cartoons.
Remember that the brain, like the body, needs rest. Allow employees to take advantage of brief downtime several times a day so they return to their desks mentally refreshed. Respect their vacation time with their family and friends.
There is an abundance of pink ribbons around cities and neighborhoods, slapped on bumpers and product packaging and posted in store fronts. Although I find the united force against breast cancer wonderfully inspiring, where are all of the purple ribbons?
From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at least once at a meeting.
This blog post introduces three ways that people's brains are shaping their behaviors. We suggest how organizations can take a revolutionary stance and focus on approaches that deal with the organ that delivers all the results.
The cultural and moral decay of the Berlusconi "era" had already taken its' toll. In 26 years the number of times my spouse and I considered leaving is countless.
When we first got the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis, it hurt, it hurt parts of me that I didn't know could feel pain. It left us hurt and bruised
How can we craft policies and create contexts that favor environmentally responsible behavior and reduce these kinds of conflicts? We think that a large part of the answer lies in improving our understanding of human behavior.
A number of proposals and perspectives have emerged that, taken together, paint a compelling and converging picture of why sleep evolved and why it is now needed.
Music is one of our oldest forms of communication. It resonates with life itself. Like a heartbeat, music provides a rhythm that is uniquely comforting.
The word "together" is a powerful social cue to the brain. In and of itself, it seems to serve as a kind of relatedness reward, signaling that you belong, that you are connected, and that there are people you can trust working with you toward the same goal.
Fred's journey through grief is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. He has been able to maintain a healthy, loving sense of connection with Rose and at the same time engage in living in the present, and allowing his life to flourish.
Although I mourn the loss of my mother every day while she is still right in front of me, one thing keeps me holding on: she may not be able to express herself through the right words or call me by my name, I believe that she knows, deep down, that I will forever be her Melissa.
The claims put forward by advocates of Common Core and its attendant standardized testing regime are just not true, at least according to the latest research on how the human brain operates and how people learn.
Cancer thinks I am just a number, but I'm not. And if you're going through treatment, neither are you. One of the most important facts to remember is that we are not cancer, but that it is just one small piece of who we are and will be.
What I've been learning is that it's important to press the "pause" button more often when something good happens and to leave it pressed down for extended periods of time.
In the last 10 years, a new field of neuroscience has mapped the mental zone that can literally change the brain to quiet an overly active stress response system and simultaneously pave the way for higher brain networks to perform at optimum.