10 Key Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Improve Brain Fitness

Based on the analysis of hundreds of scientific and medical articles, these 10 key facts comprise the best advice to help you harness your brain plasticity and prolong your brain health.

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: An Infographic on Re-wiring the Brain

Neuroplasticity is the brains way of re-organizing itself, both physically and functionally, by making new brain cell connections or pruning those connections throughout life as a response to one's environment, experience, behavior, thoughts and emotions.

The Brain: Our Food-Traffic Controller

There’s no denying it, we are all victims of junk food’s tantalizing temptation. While we try and stay strong, sometimes we just fall weak to that mouth-watering pizza, that seductive chocolate cake, or that scrumptious burger inviting you for a bite. However, it might not just be our will power that’s falling short. The New York Times article, "The Brain: Our Food-Traffic Controller," explains how our brains trigger our appetites, and how eating certain foods can affect parts of our brains that deal with emotion, reward, pleasure, and memories. Check it out, it’s very interesting and might make you feel a little bit better about that brownie you ate last night!

Steer Clear of Concussions

Who hasn't hit their head on an open cabinet door? Knowing the causes, the symptoms and how to recover from a concussion is just plain smart. Here's the scoop...

CAUTION: Brain Safety Ahead

Don't lose your head. Avoid a concussion and heed these precautionary steps to keep your brain safe.

How the Brain Works

Want to know what goes on inside that beautiful brain of yours? Here's your chance to learn about the inner workings of your brain anatomy.

Know Your Healthy Numbers For a Better Body and a Better Brain

Our age, our cellphone number and street address are numbers and facts we can recount at will. Yet, are you familiar with your own healthy numbers, the numbers associated with blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight, etc? Keeping your numbers in the healthy range keeps your brain hale and hardy and may save your life.

The Neurobiology of Stress: Part 1

When it comes to the brain, the effects of stress can be both good and bad. Learn to tell the difference between the motivational aspects of good stress and the detrimental effects of bad stressors.

Better Surroundings Can Make a Better Brain

Your brain is stimulated by the physical and social environments to which it is exposed. Studied find a positive correlation between enriched environments and improved cognitive functioning.