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Simple Ways for Students to Keep Their Grades Up

When you embark upon a new chapter in your life as a college student, you naturally have high hopes in terms of your education. You probably have every intention of working hard and getting great grades so that you can achieve your goals in terms of your future career. However, things don’t always go to plan

Looking At The “Art” of Choosing

How much control do you have in your life? Have you ever refrained from doing something that you wanted to do because you didn’t have a choice? Do you spend more time than desired in the cereal aisle at the grocery store trying to decide?

Lights, Camera, Action: The Brain In Film

It’s true that movies — and all art — is about what the artist intends and what the mind interprets. But films about the mind — the tricks it plays, the depths it sinks to and the feats it’s capable of — are guides to the zeitgeist of their era, as well as a window into the future.

Summer Study: Tips for Parents and Educators

American students continue to fall behind their counterparts in the rest of the industrialized world in mathematics and science, according to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. Our high school reading and writing scores produce similar downward trending data. What can we do?

Exploring Where Your Food Travels (In You)

“Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal” explores some of the taboos and controversies related to our inner world of guts and mucus, such as academic disagreements on what the ideal standards for excrement frequency, consistency, and shape ought to be. However, author Mary Roach also

Thinking About Parenting: How Your Brain Processes Affect Your Kids

If you’re a parent, you’ve no doubt grumbled something about losing your mind. According to clinical psychologist Jonathan Baylin, who, along with Daniel A. Hughes, wrote “Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment,” maybe that’s not so far-fetched.

Words Can Change Your Brain

Language is one of the most important tools we have. In fact, our newest research show that it’s essential for actually building the framework of consciousness itself. But compared to other species, it turns out that we’re very poor communicators, and we don’t even know it!

Gunner Goggles Neurology: Brain World Review

Cramming the night before seems to be the inevitable culmination of reviewing for any kind of exam — regardless of how old you are, its significance, or the complexity of the material. Some swear that it’s an acquired skill that can be picked up by making notecards of important terms, or spacing out reading sessions with a small reward.

Guiding Meditation: An Interview with “Brain Whisperer” Kelly Howell

Can we rise above our alleged “genetically determined” fates and environment to become who we want to be? Kelly Howell thinks we can. She credits meditation with helping her heal from a devastating car accident at age 22, when she broke her neck, which left her suffering from depression and headaches

Does Superman Help Explain the Experience of Autism?

While critics and audiences railed at the portrayal of Superman in the fight scenes of his return to the big screen in “Man Of Steel,” there was another aspect of his character that was far less discussed in that film. In an early flashback sequence, the young Clark Kent is trying to concentrate in school, but the world around him

Brain Basics: Know Your Brain

Frontal Lobe: Part of the cortex, the frontal lobe is a key area in the brain involved in memory, problem solving, language, judgment, impulse control, social behavior and motor function. In a sense, this is where much of our “self” and personality is located. It is also home to executive function

Exploring “The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD”

It was supposed to be the holy grail of psychiatry, but a person’s best intentions are no match for forces outside his control. In the documentary “The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD,” filmmaker Martin Witz sets out to explore the scientific, cultural, and spiritual history of a chemical compound with

It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson!

by Susan Hornik This fall, CBS is doing their own contemporary version of Sherlock Holmes, this time with a few twists:  it’s set in New York City (vs London) and…

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