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Cognitive Science

Sleep May Enhance Memories

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For time-starved Americans, few ideas are more appealing than that of learning while sleeping. Why simply doze for eight hours when you can be learnin...

Dreams: Exercise For The Brain, New Study Suggests

psychology.about.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

According to a new study by sleep and dream expert J. Allan Hobson, dreams might just be the brain's way of preparing for all of experiences it will e...

Find Your 'Everyday Creativity'

Psychology Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We all marvel at other people's artistic achievements. But most of us fail to nurture our inner innovator. Start living creatively and reap the benefi...

Why You'll Need A Personal Brain Trainer

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Substantial gains could be achieved by organizing everyday activities that grow neurological abilities and sustain brain health. If the ordinary citizen is to achieve brain fitness, they'll need to work at it.

Christian Belief Through The Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 6 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

Science is remarkably close to offering a full naturalistic explanation of individual religious experiences, everything from certain belief to moral indignation to mystical rapture to spiritual transformation.

Humans Still Evolving As Brain Shrinks

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Evolution in humans is commonly thought to have essentially stopped in recent times. But there are plenty of examples that the human race is still evo...

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 5.5 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

All of us are biased to seek information that fits what we already believe. Confirmatory evidence jumps out at us, and we find it emotionally appealing.

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 3 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

As scientists learn more about how our brains work, certitude is coming to be seen as a vice rather than a virtue.

Oprah and the Power to Persuade

Dr. John Grohol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. John Grohol

Perhaps it never occurred to Oprah that nobody is paying much attention to the likes of Somers or McCarthy because their story is a bunch of malarkey based upon anecdotes and stories.

Distracted? Meet Maggie Jackson

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Despite our scientific and technical achievements, we are squandering our chances to create a high-tech, yet reflective and caring society.

Brain Training: It Works...Kind Of

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

In short, if you are considering buying some of these new brain training programs for yourself, your patients, a loved one...you do need to do a bit of homework.

Top 15 Brain Fitness Articles of 2008

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Thinking about best ways to maintain your brain in top shape in 2009? Let me share a quick definition of "brain fitness", and a ranking of the most popular articles of 2008 on the topic.

Obesity Crisis or Cognitive Crisis?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

The ability to self-regulate behaviors is not a genetic given, but learnable and trainable. If adults cannot regulate their own eating and exercise habits, half the battle is lost.

Sleep Got Your Tongue?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Discovery News is reporting a new study that indicates a lack of sleep changes the brain to such a degree that without enough, you might sound drunk.

Top 10 Brain Training Predictions

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

As brain fitness and training becomes mainstream and new "brain trainers" appear, we can observe a number of trends given significant market growth and recent research findings.

Ready to Measure Your Brain Fitness?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Brain scientists don't recognize one overall "brain age" or "intelligence". We can view our brain functions or cognitive abilities as a variety of skills; there's no "brain age" that can be measured.

A Multi-Pronged Approach to Brain Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

I interviewed Dr. Larry McCleary, the former acting Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Denver Children's Hospital about how to nourish our brains.