Why HOPE matters.

Sometimes, everything seems like just too much! Losing hope is the last thing that your brain needs. Your brain is better when it’s hopeful, says Dana smith of Elemental In the brain, people experience optimism about the future in two key areas: the amygdala, our...
Can brain training work?

Can brain training work?

Yes, if it meets these 5 conditions Today we are confronted with a wide range of increasingly abstract and interconnected problems. Successfully dealing with this environment requires a highly fit brain, capable of adapting to new situations and challenges throughout...
Which medications affect memory?

Which medications affect memory?

A reader writes: ‘Can medication affect memory?’ We asked Dr Allison Lamont, PhD, memory expert, what the research says.    Reader, this is a very interesting question. And the answer is still being explored by researchers. In the past, doctors often...
Do Male and Female Brains Differ?

Do Male and Female Brains Differ?

It’s a myth.     It has long been thought that male and female brains are different. ‘Men are from Mars and women are from Venus’ is the kind of pop psychology that grew out of the belief that because ‘men have bigger brains’ they were better able to think...
Brain Quiz

Brain Quiz

Brain fact or brain myth? What do YOU know is true?     Test yourself on these eight questions.     1. What percentage of your brain do you use?  10% 50% 100% Answer 100%. The idea that you do not use all of your brain is a widespread myth. Brain scan studies show all...