The Best Brain TedTalks

For the past 25 years or so, TED Talks have been a great source of accessible information about cutting-edge research on the brain and its development over a lifespan. We’ve featured several on our blog and in other communications. Here, we’ve gathered a few of our favorites together so you can find them all in…

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Beat Stress

Feeling stressed? We have 10 ideas for you to help lessen it right now, with explanations and links to scientific research backing up these surefire stress busters. Which ones work for you?   Take a Hike: A study recently found that taking short walks in nature can help lower stress and improve well-being and cognitive health. Knit…

Study: Posit Science Brain Training Shows Significant Gains

I woke up in a cheerful mood this morning because yesterday the results of a scientific study were published and they once again demonstrated that very strong benefits can be achieved through only 10 hours of Posit Science brain training. The cognitive benefits were not just seen in the tasks themselves, but in measures of…

Daniel Wolpert Asks & Answers: "Why Do We Have Brains?"

With all of the complex brain science findings out there, I really enjoyed this TED talk from neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert that goes back to one of the most fundamental questions about brains: why do we have them at all? Wolpert argues that the only reason we evolved our brains is because we had to move,…