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…

Researchers Testing Antibiotics To Treat Schizophrenia Symptoms

Schizophrenic symptoms have long been treated with anti-psychotic drugs, but recently a group of researchers has decided to pursue a new direction for treatment: antibiotics. Somewhat amazingly, it was just one initial case study from Japan that led researchers to consider this path of treatment and begin testing it. The Japanese patient presented with psychosis due to…

Tired? Science Says Don’t Just Take a Nap or Drink Coffee…Do Both

In the past we have talked about the proven benefits of coffee.  We can now add one more benefit. When you’re feeling tired, you may wonder if you should take a nap or drink coffee. But scientists have found that a “coffee nap”–meaning, drinking coffee followed immediately by a short nap–may be the best solution to…

“Neuroplasticity and Healing” Summit with the Dalai Lama

Did you miss the “Neuroplasticity and Healing” Summit with the Dalai Lama, Dr. Michael Merzenich, Dr. Edward Taub, and Norman Doidge? Or did you find the video feed a bit lengthy and hard to understand? The wonderful Brain Science Podcast–long on the top of our “great neuroscience podcasts” lists–has created an excellent episode featuring highlights…