Exploring the Resilient Brain

Research Jottings by Larry K. Brendtro, PhDThe conquest of a new truth is undoubtedly the greatest adventure to which a man can aspire.[1]  ~Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934)Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s life story is a striking example of resilience.[2] Young Santiago had terrible relations with his father. He was brilliant but rebellious, and constant discipline problems[…]

Brain Awareness Week: Intriguing Facts About The Human Brain Infographic


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A Brain Facts Infographic. This infographic (designed by eyecandy infographics), posted on elearninginfographics.com details fifteen fascinating facts about our brains. See more about this inforgraphic on elearninginfographics.com

Brain Awareness Week: Brainfacts.org


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CF Learning Recommended Brain Awareness Week Website. When you are ready to learn more, a lot more, about your brain, check out brainfacts.org. The site is the CF Learning recommended website for Brain Awareness Week and contains information for all degrees of neuro-enthusiasts, from beginner to expert. It was launched in May of 2012 as a public information initiative of The Kavli[…]

Brain Awareness Week: Top Ten Brain Myths


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What do we and don’t we know about the brain? When was the last time you heard you only used 10% of your brain or were told that you have only five senses?  Laura Helmuth of Smithsonian.com debunks these and other popular brain lore in the article, “Top Ten Brain Myths.”  Read more here. Join us tomorrow[…]

Join us for Brain Awareness Week


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A celebration of the brain. Monday begins an annual, global, week-long campaign and celebration of the brain to increase public awareness and progress of brain research.  It’s called Brain Awareness Week and it’s sponsored by the DANA Foundation.  According to their website, “The DANA Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications, and[…]

Brain

Myths of the Adolescent Brain


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In a video shared by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, Dr. Dan Seigel explores the adolescent brain and offers insight to dispel common, disempowering myths about teen development. Learn more about the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation here.

The Brain and Sleep


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Sleep is essential to proper brain functioning. When the brain is asleep the brain is not resting. (Medina) Sleep is one of the most important ways we integrate memory and emotion.  Dreams occur when the sophisticated area of our brain is uninhibited enough to allow the lower areas of the brain to run wild with[…]

Really? Only 10% of your brain?


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It is unfortunate that people still claim that we only use 10% of our brain.  However, it is likely that the claim will persist as the 2014 movie LUCY has Morgan Freeman reinforcing the claim.  While it may be true that some people only reach a small fraction of their potential, it only confuses the understanding[…]