How Do Video Games Change the Brain?

If you’re like me, you might think that video games are just for kids. But according to Richard Restak, MD, video games can improve the brain at any age. In fact, certain types of games have even been shown to increase IQ in older adults. Richard Restak is the Clinical Professor of Neurology at George…

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A Special Thank You to Our
Brain Science Gold Subscribers

If you’re a Gold Subscriber, I wanted to take a moment to give you an extra note of thanks. Yes, I realize that when you register for a Gold Subscription, you receive the transcripts, audio and video recordings, special bonus webinars, and even possible CE/CME credits. But when you get a Gold Subscription, you’re doing…

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Why 72 is worth celebrating . . .
How brain science is changing the world

Why should you care that this series reached 13,298 practitioners in 72 countries? Because brain science, when artfully applied, can make a difference – it can truly heal people’s lives. And when someone’s brain changes, they respond with fewer fear-based reactions. Just that alone can plant the seeds of change across families, communities, and even…

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Do Our Brain Patterns Affect
How We Think and Feel?

Many of us have thought so for a long time but science is finally backing up our observations with cold, hard studies. Let’s take depression. Anhedonia – or the loss of pleasure or reward, is one of the hallmarks of depression. For years, scholars have debated the cause of anhedonia. Is it a reduced ability…

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Neuroplasticity: How We Can Change the Brain Throughout Life

We can’t control the brain we’re born with, but we can control the brain we end up with. And according to Sharon Begley, there are two forces that shape our brain throughout life. Sharon Begley is the Senior Health & Science Correspondent at Reuters and co-author of The Emotional Life of Your Brain with Richard…

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Depression and Stroke: A Chicken and Egg Dilemma

We’ve all heard about the chicken or egg dilemma, but let me ask you this – when talking about depression and stroke together … what comes first? Depression or stroke? In a study published in the October 2011 volume of Stroke, depression is correlated with increased risk of stroke in females. Researchers led by Kathryn…

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