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…

Video: Michael Merzenich in Conversation with the Dalai Lama

Of all the neuroscientists in the world, who had the honor of sharing the stage with the Dalai Lama last week? Our co-founder and chief scientist, Dr. Michael Merzenich, was chosen for a very special on-stage discussion with His Holiness that took place this past weekend week at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. The symposium, titled “Neuroplasticity and Healing,” centered on the topic…

Recommend: How to Stay Healthy, Active, & Sharp in Retirement

I recently contributed a chapter to a book called How to Stay Healthy, Active, & Sharp in Retirement. The book offers advice from 15 medical experts–including yours truly–about how to make the most of retirement age and how to stay sharp in retirement. It offers strategies to address the physical and mental issues that commonly confront us in…

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…

Coffee Has Way More Antioxidants than Any Other Food or Drink We Consume

We hear a lot about antioxidants these days – and indeed, we know they are important for our brain and body health. Antioxidants have been linked to many potential benefits including protection against dementia and cancer. While things like blueberries, pomegranates, green tea, and red wine are most often touted for their antioxidant content, a…