TED Talk: Daniel Kish on Learning to "See" Using Echolocation

When you hear the word “echolocation” you probably think of bats. After all, we use the phrase “blind as a bat” and we know that bats use echolocation–bouncing sounds off of hard surfaces–to navigate their space effectively, despite poor eyesight. But did you know that humans are capable of this too? Daniel Kish, who became…

To Improve Math Skills, Take a Walk

A recent study from Italy has found that mental addition and subtraction can be improved by taking a walk. The study, which involved 52 people, found that people performed mental math problems better when they were walking around instead of sitting down. Specifically, they were much better at adding numbers when they turned right, and…

26 Fun Things You Can Do Right Now to Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign that aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. And it’s happening right now! Here are 10 fun things you can do right now to celebrate Brain Awareness Week. Boggle your brain with a bunch of fun brain teasers and tricks. Browse recipes…

How Do You Really Become an Expert at Something?

I recently watched another great video from ASAP Science about talent vs. training. The video asks the question, “which is more important: genetics or hard work?” They briefly discuss research that looked at athletic achievements. The research found that a person’s genetics can mark them as a highly responsive to training, possessing high endurance, or both,…