Archive for the ‘What’s News with the Brain’ Category

Sharpen Memory with Oodles of Doodles

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

What do you have in common with Bill Gates, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Ronald Reagan?

Bill Gates; This image has been posted to Flickr by the copyright holder, the World Economic Forum. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License

Bill Gates; This image has been posted to Flickr by the copyright holder, the World Economic Forum. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 License


Doodling.
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Tap into Your PDA for Secret Memory Boost

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Can a handheld PDA be used to boost your memory?

You'd think we're still in the stone age

You'd think we're still in the stone age

Yes! Absolutely….
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Jump and Jog Your Brain

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

You can use your body to help you think.

Jump and jog your brain

Jump and jog your brain


That’s the conclusion suggested by a recent study in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. According to the study, the type of physical movement you engage in—the way you move your body—can affect a your ability to solve a problem.
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Brainy Boxing Babes

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Ka-pow!

Red hot boxer!

Red hot boxer!

C’mon sock it to her. Punch, jab, pummel. Throw that uppercut!

Do it. For the sake of your bod; for the sake of your brain. Feel the ecstasy of the well-aimed hook; feel the energy surge.

Do it. You’ll feel smarter, stronger, happier! Your IQ will soar into the stratosphere!
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Does Space Travel Add Brain Power?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
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Have you ever dreamed of traveling through galaxies?

Bet you have. And I bet too that you’ve heard or read about the effects of space travel on the human body. But have you considered the impact it might have on your brain? Does it boost brain power?
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Poverty Impoverishes Your Brain

Friday, May 15th, 2009

News flash: poverty is bad for your brain.

Maybe this doesn’t come as a complete surprise to you. I’m sure you could come up with all sorts of reasons why poverty can reduce your intellectual capacity. What researchers have newly discovered though, is that stress affects two particular parts of the brain. It’s a brain-related answer to how poverty passes from generation to generation.

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