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.

Recipe for Brain Health: Roasted Broccoli & Red Onions with Parmesan

Cruciferous vegetables–like broccoli–have proven brain health benefits. In a very large study in women in their 60s, researchers found that those who ate more leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables–like broccoli, cabbage, kale, and Brussels sprouts–showed less decline in memory, attention, and verbal abilities than women who ate less of those foods. Onions are rich in…

BrainHQ Improves Internal Locus of Control – Here’s Why That Matters

An early study of BrainHQ brain training exercises found that training can improve internal locus of control. Unless you are a Psychology professor, you are probably thinking, “what the heck does that mean, and why should I care?” This excerpt from Exploring Psychology in Modules with Updates on DSM-5, 9th Edition, by David G Myers, beautifully explains what…

Low-Impact Exercise and Activities Can Also Boost Brain

You have probably heard that aerobic exercise is important for brain health, but here is some good news: studies show that low-impact exercise and activities can also boost the brain. For example, gardening, swimming, and dancing have all been found to benefit the brain. For instance, engaging activities that include varied movement, like gardening, can…

Head Injuries in Youth May Increase Dementia Risk in Aging

A recent study has found some very troubling results: youth who experience head injuries may experience an increased risk of dementia as they age. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that head injuries can interfere with the performance of the glymphatic system, which is responsible for cleaning the brain of damaging debris. The lead researcher…