Our brains weren't built to multitask. Our brains are designed to focus on one thing at a time, and bombarding them with information only slows them down.
Prejudice's real roots are far less immediately accessible than we think they are, so it's time to stop having such brash reactions to injustice and start having deep, elevated conversations about it.
Big Data, digitization, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and cybernetic technologies overshadow these business terms and activities and remains the big elephant in the room. In fact, technology is moving at such a pace that Moshe Vardi, a Rice computer scientist, argues that all human jobs will be obsolete by 2045.
A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? The answer may be found in inflammation.
Daytime sleepiness is a known condition that is experienced by the global population.
It's like Google Maps for your cerebral cortex: A new interactive atlas, developed with the help of such unlikely tools as public radio podcasts and Wikipedia, purports to show which bits of your brain help you understand which types of concepts.
Three More Things You Can Do to Help Your Child With ASD In the previous article, Part 1, we discussed the importance of shifting from "fixing" to "c...
A handful of recent studies have tried to answer what every runner, whether pro or hobbyist, has no doubt been asked by friends and family: What on earth do you think about while you're out there for so many miles?
Throughout the world and history, we've granted how explicit, concrete thinking is reserved for children not yet capable of grasping the abstract or anything beyond the literal. We also see how easy they are to show love and forgiveness unreservedly, making the intangible seem oh so simple.
My mother, who was once the primary caretaker of her husband and three kids, who worked as a substitute teacher and part time editor of the Harvard Business Review, who threw amazing parties and volunteered at the temple and ran a gourmet catering business in her spare time, has Alzheimer's Disease, just as her mother and brother had it before her.
And there's no better time to start than right now. A collective effort on brain health, if I may use an apt metaphor, is the key to our future.
Caption: Donald Trump pointing (image credit) Despite desperate opposition from the Republ...
Asking for agreement is appropriate when the child has a real choice and when you are modeling manners, but when you are not offering a choice, ask yourself: Is it really okay to use okay?
The solution to "the hard problem" is to realize that the problem was an arbitrary creation, one that seemed logical at the time but become null and void when our perspective shifts.
No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally tr...
Everyone knows that lack of sleep can affect your brain in a negative way. A good night's sleep is essential to improving memory, learning, and mental health. However, recent studies have discovered that insomnia has been linked to white matter abnormalities.
The study and insights into the ancient mystery of the development of a human brain remains one of our generation's greatest achievements. A baby's mi...
Every day at almost exactly 8:30 a.m., you take exit 159 to get to work. Today there is a five car pile-up around that time and several individuals ar...
What the political landscape in 2016 reminds is what the world needs now is more collaboration, cooperation, and sustainability. America needs leaders whose brains are best able to manage the complexity and seemingly endless chaos of our times.
Given all the interest in -- and confusion around -- the topics of brain training, neuroplasticity and brain health, let's debunk ten myths that remain surprisingly popular.