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...

Why some brains resist sweets.

Does your brain crave something sweet? Are you a “can’t keep a carton of ice cream in the freezer because I’ll finish it” kind of person? Or can’t you really be bothered about sugary treats? There are reasons for the differences! And there’s been research on it,...

Your Brain Needs a Party.

Your brain wants to anticipate the good times 🥂 My fiancé and I started planning our wedding last weekend. (Don’t worry, it’s many months away and will be small, outdoors, and masked.) It feels a little crazy to think about throwing a party while the pandemic...
Music: The Medicine of the Mind.

Music: The Medicine of the Mind.

What does music do for your mind? Music optimises learning Helps you retain information better Helps severely brain-injured patients recall personal memories & respond to therapies Helps with Alzheimer’s recall and sharing of memories Helps promote rehabilitation...
How Silence will Boost your Brain.

How Silence will Boost your Brain.

The research results are in! When it comes to helping the brain, silence really is golden! That’s the kind of silence where there is no sound – just mindfulness. As attributed to the philosopher, Pythagoras: “Listen and you will be wise; the beginning of...