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Second Season of Brain Games Premiers Tonight on the Nat Geo Channel!

We couldn’t possibly be more excited about tonight’s season premier of Brain Games, one of our absolute favorite shows on the National Geographic Channel that critics are calling “tremendous fun!” The Emmy (R) nominated series is back, bringing you whole … READ MORE>>

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CHANGING OUR MINDS ON BRAIN SCIENCE

In 2014, Americans are expected to spend a whopping 20% of their total income on their health. This will be a tremendous burden on the US economy, but it also has far reaching implications for healthcare itself. One particularly challenging … READ MORE>>

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Your Brain Takes Out The Trash While You Sleep

For centuries, sleep has been more of a mystery to evolution than the duckbill platypus. Yet despite its weirdness, like every animal, even the platypus needs its zzz’s. Considering this unconscious function has been conserved across species and the fact … READ MORE>>

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BigBrain, BigPain, But So Worth It

Last month, researchers in Germany and Canada did something I would never volunteer to do. They created the first ever digital 3D map of the human brain. They called it BigBrain, but if I had worked on the project, I … READ MORE>>

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Facebook is Driving Me Mental

When I initially joined Facebook about two years ago, I thought it was pretty fun. It was nice to reconnect with a bunch of people I’ve lost touch with over the years and to meet new ones along the way; … READ MORE>>

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Hip Hop Artist Easy A.D. and Local Students Rap the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, over 100 students from Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School and P.S. 4 The Duke Ellington School participated in the Third Annual Brain Attack Awareness Day hosted by New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in recognition of … READ MORE>>

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Schizophrenia and Syd Barrett – Shine on You Crazy Diamond

I heard a track recently, something that I haven’t heard in a long while, and it’s called Shine on You Crazy Diamond. You may have heard of it. Released by Pink Floyd in 1975, it was a tribute to their … READ MORE>>

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In Search of Memory: The Neuroscientist Eric Kandel

IN SEARCH OF MEMORY is a cinematographic homage to one of the greatest researchers of our generation–Eric Kandel. He is an 83 year-young, Nobel Prize-winning and game-changing neuroscientist who also happens to possess a witty, sentimental and loving persona. In … READ MORE>>

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Reading Minds: A Q&A with Dr. Adrian Owen

By Franziska Green Look at someone’s face and you might get an idea of what they’re thinking—if they’re sad, in pain, or feeling unwell. But when a patient is unable to move any part of their body purposefully—as in the … READ MORE>>

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Dr. Raj’s new book – YOU ARE MORE THAN THAT

Dr. Rajiv Juneja (aka Dr. Raj) has written a book, a very useful book called You are More than That, A Guide to Embracing the Spiritual Being Within and Becoming Fully Human. Like many of us on the western culture’s … READ MORE>>

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World Science Festival to Announce Programming and Release Tickets

World Science Festival to Announce Programming and Release Tickets From May 29-June 2 – 5 Days, 5 Boroughs and 50 Incredible Events What: On Tuesday, April 22nd the World Science Festival announces its spectacular program lineup, which takes over New … READ MORE>>

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CLARITY – Your Brain in CrAzy AweSome 3D

I have always loved amazing technology, because it’s hard not too and it’s just so cool. I am not talking about my beloved iPhone, although I think it is just one of the darnedest inventions ever. I am talking about … READ MORE>>

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Resilience

How Your Brain Helps You Bounce Back By Steven M. Southwick, MD, and Dennis S. Charney, MD We all respond to stress, trauma and tragedy in our own unique ways. Some people become immobilized by stress and lose their ability … READ MORE>>

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How Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Will Affect You

Most homeowners know that they don’t want to have a fire in their home, and they don’t want high carbon monoxide levels. However, few homeowners really understand how serious even a small fire in the home can be and how … READ MORE>>

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Party Monster Blues

My cousin from Moscow is in town this week. He’s one of those remarkable people that can party up a storm while staying entirely composed and, more importantly, perfectly coherent. I watched him in complete amazement as he wined and … READ MORE>>

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