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The Life and Death of a New Years Resolution

January 8, 2014

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Balancing old and new skills – MIT News Office

December 10, 2013

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To learn new motor skills, the brain must be plastic: able to rapidly change the strengths of connections between neurons, forming new patterns that accomplish a particular task. However, if the brain were too plastic, previously learned skills would be lost too easily.A new computational model developed by MIT neuroscientists explains how the brain maintains […]

Finding Meaning at Work, Even When Your Job Is Dull – Morten Hansen and Dacher Keltner – Harvard Business Review

December 5, 2013

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Do you experience meaning at work — or just emptiness? In the United States people spend on average 35 – 40 hours working every week. That’s some 80,000 hours during a career — more time than you will spend with your kids probably. Beyond the paycheck, what does work give you? Few questions could be […]

How Memory Works

November 25, 2013

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Language and Your Brain

November 18, 2013

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Eat, Smoke, Meditate: Why Your Brain Cares How You Cope – Forbes

November 8, 2013

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Most people do what they have to do to get through the day. Though this may sound dire, let’s face it, it’s the human condition. Given the number of people who are depressed or anxious, it’s not surprising that big pharma is doing as well as it is. But for millennia before we turned to […]

Physical Exercise Beefs Up the Brain – BrainFacts.org

October 11, 2013

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Boost your brainpower. Train your brain. These days its hard not to become distracted by ads for the latest program that promises to help you learn faster and hold onto memories longer. Regular aerobic exercise has been associated with increased cognitive abilities, including benefits to learning and memory.But, even as scientists continue to explore the […]