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…

Cycling May Increase Brain’s Density and Connectivity

We often talk about the benefits of different physical exercise on the brain, but here’s a new one that’s being studied: cycling. A recent study from the Netherlands found that people who used an exercise bike for 6 months saw an increased density and connectivity in their brain’s white matter. The finding was seen in both people with…

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…

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…