If you’re struggling to cut back on the booze, your subconscious brain may be over-riding your conscious brain. A new form of brain training targets our subconscious tendencies towards alcohol.
Today’s high-stress environment is an opportunity to reset how our brains deal with stressful situations.
With the county facing a crisis in emotional health, we may need two vaccines: one for COVID-19 and another for toxic stress. Here’s a technique for dealing with all that stress.
The tragedies in El Paso and Dayton bring sadness, grief and stress to many people.
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Many feel grief, despair and fear after the news of horrible mass shootings. A neuroscientist offers 6 tips on how to process these feelings.
You might just be getting better at the game you’re practicing.
There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
Preparation. Focus. Positivity. Think like an athlete to win a Christmas medal.
Listen to your brain.
How to win at golf …with a little help from neuroscience.
Specially designed computer games might improve the lives of people with Huntington’s disease.
It will certainly make you better at doing sudoku.
New studies investigate whether music, chess, video games or puzzles can make us smarter.
Still got it.
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Brain games, learning languages, rowing? Beware of snake oil salesman claiming we know it all.
A certain amount of cognitive decline with age is inevitable, but there are ways to radically slow this decline.
It’s a crucial cog in the your ability to perform a variety of mental tasks.
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Both psychologists and neuroscientists are interested in how working memory holds on to items over brief intervals – and are investigating from different angles.
Brain training programs support healthy brain ageing – but you’ve got to choose the right one.
Many brain training programs are based on the principles of neuroplasticity. But a new study shows that less than 40% are backed by proof of efficacy.
While AI seems unstoppable, our improved understanding of human brains is levelling the playing field for now.
We don’t need fancy gadgets to improve our brain power.
When research and commerce become entangled, consumers are the losers.
Use it or lose it.
The headlines The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s” Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s better cooks: Computer brain games ‘stave off mental…
Teaching ‘the student’ and teaching ‘the brain’ is the same thing.
Beyond the creation of some lucrative learning tools, talking about “the brain” in education doesn’t mean much as teachers can’t measure what’s going on up there.
Scientists have developed an online “brain training” game designed to make you associate unhealthy foods with saying no.
The effectiveness of brain-training games depends on what outcome you’re hoping to achieve.
Over the last decade, an ever-growing number of brain-training programs claiming to enhance learning, memory and general well-being have been developed and marketed for use in the classroom. Unfortunately…
It’s not all bad news for older brains.
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For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – that is, thinking – abilities with age, including poorer…
Don’t understand? Do a bit of brain training.
A recent article in The Conversation by Emma Blakey addressed a widespread concern about exaggerated claims made by developers of brain training products. Blakey correctly pointed out that the evidence…