5 Rituals that will help you brain stay in Peak Condition according to Neuroscience

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is expected to affect over seven million American seniors by 2025. Lucky for us, advanced technologies have enabled researchers to understand how the brain works, what it responds to, and even how … Read More

University of Massachusetts Medical School Psychiatrist Judson Brewer Explain The Best Way to Break a Bad Habit

Whether it’s biting your nails or spending hours on Facebook when you should be working, you probably have a bad habit you just can’t seem to break. No matter that you’re embarrassed to shake people’s hands or that you can’t concentrate on work tasks–in the moment, the bad behavior feels so good. Or does it? During a recent TEDMed Talk, Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist at University of Massachusetts Medical School, proposed that the key to breaking a bad habit is … Read More

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity’s great mysteries. As neuroscience has advanced, we’ve learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity. In fact, Steve Jobs famously trained his brain using Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce stress, enhance clarity, and boost his creativity. What if you could actually train your brain to be smarter? A recent Quora thread posed the question: What are some of … Read More

A new equation for intelligence

Intelligence — what is it? If we take a look back at the history of how intelligence has been viewed, one seminal example has been Edsger Dijkstra’s famous quote that “the question of whether a machine can think is about as interesting as the question of whether a submarine can swim.” Now, Edsger Dijkstra, when he wrote this, intended it as a criticism of the early pioneers of computer science, like Alan Turing. However, if you take a look back … Read More