Marghi Merzenich is the VP of Content for Posit Science. For over a decade, she's been helping to make complex neuroscience concepts more accessible to BrainHQ's users and partners.

Podcast: Dr. Merzenich Talks with Dr. Campbell About Brain Plasticity

We are big fans of Ginger Campbell, MD’s Brain Science Podcast series – she features fascinating neuroscience luminaries in her in-depth, hour-long interviews, including Norman Doidge, Jeff Hawkins, Sharon Begley, Edward Taub, and many more. Posit Science co-founder Dr. Michael Merzenich has been on the Brain Science Podcast once before, but recently revisited the show to discuss…

Recipe for Brain Health: Kale Salad with Tart Cherries & Toasted Walnuts

Earlier this week, scientists from Central Michigan University announced that the antioxidants in tart cherries may help stave off the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers used a compound with extracts from tart cherries and found that it improved brain function in mice with Alzheimer’s symptoms and reduced symptoms of Huntington’s disease in other lab animals.…

More Evidence that Music Lessons May Strengthen the Brain

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found that people who have learned to play music–at any point in life, including young childhood–enjoy brain benefits that last a lifetime. Specifically, people who have studied music exhibit strengthened brain connections that can positively impact language abilities. According to lead researcher Dr. Nina Kraus of Northwestern…

New Spinal Fluid Test May Predict Alzheimer’s…

Many researchers feel that interventions for Alzheimer’s patients don’t work well, because they offer too little, too late. But researchers at Johns Hopkins University have recently developed a new test that can predict Alzheimer’s years before the first symptoms appear, which could help at-risk patients take action to prevent or slow onset of the disease.…