Traditional neuroscience tells us that our mental abilities peak during our late 20s, as our brain brain volume shrink and our mental capacity starts its decline. Renowned psychologist Timothy Salthouse spent years researching the subject of cognitive aging, testing more than … [Read more...] about Timothy Salthouse’s Study on Cognitive Abilities and its Correlation with Age
Should You Take Notes by Writing or Typing?
When I was in college (which was not too long ago), it seemed like every student, including me, had a laptop in front of them in lecture, carefully typing down everything word coming out of the professor's mouth. But it left me wondering, although typing is invariably faster … [Read more...] about Should You Take Notes by Writing or Typing?
Why Reading Literary Fiction is Good for You
In a world of ever-increasing tech gadgets and digital socialization, it is easy to forget the simple pleasures in life, like reading a good fiction novel. In fact, in a recent poll conducted by Huffington Post found that 28 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed have not read … [Read more...] about Why Reading Literary Fiction is Good for You
Research Shows that Meditation Improves Your Cognitive Abilities
by Dr. Tali Shenfield, Clinical Psychologist It is a common belief in our society that everything of value must come from outside ourselves. We utilize so much helpful technology in our daily lives, and this can lead us to believe that there is always a product out there … [Read more...] about Research Shows that Meditation Improves Your Cognitive Abilities
What are Binaural Beats and How Can They Help Your Brain Function Better?
With the frightening prevalence of dementia and other psychoneurological disorders, people are talking up a storm about the ways to keep the brain healthy. While a number of these brain-boosting ideas have been around quite some time, a few are relatively new. Music's positive … [Read more...] about What are Binaural Beats and How Can They Help Your Brain Function Better?