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Real Men and Traumatized Seahorses: The Legacy of War and Contact Sports

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jeff Ritterman, MD

He can't remember his daughter playing soccer. Sometimes he has trouble finishing his sentences. He is Brett Favre, one of the greatest football quarterbacks of all time.

How Exercise Boosts Memory

Justin S. Rhodes | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science
Justin S. Rhodes

The scientific evidence is now clear. If you want to keep your mind sharp as you age, you need to keep physically active. The explanation has to do with the broad-reaching effects of exercise on the chemistry, physiology and structure of the brain.

Conversational Intelligence: Emotional Contagion

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Your emotions influence others (Written in collaboration with Zandra Harris) The concept of emotional contagion includes the influence of one pers...

The Neuroscience of Trusting Yourself

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

We know that the emotional center of the brain is a primary decision maker for us throughout the moments of the day. Emotional experiences (especially difficult ones); influence our snap judgments that form our perceptions and actions.

Becoming A Memory Champion?

David Perlmutter, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2013 | TED Weekends
David Perlmutter, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThis past weekend I had the unique opportunity to participate in the annual USA Memory Championship.

What Women Are Better at Than Men, According to Brain Science

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Females are neurologically well-equipped to lead, manage and help us resolve the major problems of the world. By understanding and honoring the female brain, we can empower girls and women to use their brains to change the world.

New Facts and Old Habits: How Your Brain Sculpts Your Memories

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

How do our brains get rid of information we think is "useless" -- and why does that label seem to apply to more information the older we get? A new study offers some tantalizing clues.

Fit and Smart: Does Exercise Improve Your Brain?

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Scientists have long studied exercise and its impact on any number of physical and emotional factors, including bone density, cardiovascular disease and stress. If these advantages aren't enough to get you motivated, maybe knowing that it also improves your mind will.

The 15th Annual U.S. Memory Championship

Nicole Glass | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Nicole Glass

These techniques could be revolutionary for college students, improving not only their grades on exams, but also growing their brains and preventing memory loss later in life.

Will Doing Drugs Shrink Your Brain?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

You're probably familiar with the famous 1980s commercial "This Is Your Brain On Drugs," in which a Partnership For Drug Free America compares your br...

Libraries: Investing In The Kids

Forbes | Nilofer D'Souza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A little over a decade ago, if anyone had told Vimala and Umesh Malhotra that their mission in life would be to set up libraries for children, they wo...