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Why Your Brain Keeps Worrying – and How Brain Plasticity Might be Able to Help

We’ve all had the experience of our minds getting a bit stuck on a topic – chewing it over, turning it over, and unable to let it go. Psychologists call this process “ruminating” – and while it can be helpful for a short period of time if all this thinking gives us a new perspective…

2020 and Beyond!

Looking back at 2020, it was clearly hard year for many of us—but on the glass half-full side of things, it was a great year for scientific research on the efficacy of brain training. In just that one year, 57 scholarly articles were published on BrainHQ exercises and assessments (a pace of more than one…

Brain Health In The Time of the Coronavirus

The past month has been tough. All across the world, people have been asked to stay home and socially isolate themselves to protect themselves and their communities against the spread of the COVID19 pandemic. At Posit Science, we’ve all been working from home for five weeks now, sheltering in place with our families or roommates,…

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…

Things You Can Do Right Now to Beat Stress

Feeling stressed? We have a few 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. Eat…