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.

Brain-to-Computer Chip to Treat Neurological Disorders

For many years scientists have been able to stimulate certain brain regions to treat various disorders, including depression and Parkinson’s disease.  This treatment method is often imprecise and over-stimulation of the brain can have damaging effects.  A recent study of deep brain stimulation therapy in patients with Parkinson’s disease found that patients with the brain…

Predicting the Future

A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that activity in the medial prefrontal cortex can predict behavior more accurately than the individuals themselves.  Participants in the study listened to public service announcements on the benefits of sunscreen while their brains were scanned in an fMRI machine.  The participants were asked whether or…

Get Down and Dirty for Brain Health

Caution, fellow urbanites: Your kids might not be getting enough quality dirt. It turns out that there’s organism commonly found in soil called Mycobacterium vaccae that might help cognitive health. In a recent study, mice exposed to this bacterium were significantly smarter and less anxiety-ridden than their bacteria-free friends. Dr. Dorothy Matthews presented these findings at the American Society of Microbiology…

Gentlemen: Start Your Engines! It’s Men’s Health Week

Every year, the week leading up to Father’s Day is designated as Men’s Health Week. According to their official website,  the purpose of Men’s Health Week is “to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.” So… what can YOU do? Here are some…

Liveblogging "HIV-Related Cognitive Decline: Can Brain Training Help?"

2:00 PM: We are wrapping up. Thank you to everyone who attended the webinar and followed along here. We will be posting a video of the webinar on our website next week. Special thanks to Dr. Rourke, Maggie Atkinson, and Greg Robinson for your contributions. In closing, Dr. Rourke recommends an article by Maggie in…