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In Search of Sleep: How Sleep Deprivation Impacts the Brain and Body

Unless you’re a toddler fighting naps or a teen who enjoys partying all night, you probably consider sleep to be a precious commodity. I’ve always appreciated sleep and the refreshed feeling after a solid eight hours of shut-eye. However, seven months ago, I gave birth to my first baby. Sleep has been elusive ever since. [...]

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Food for Thought: Eating Your Way to a Healthier Brain

We eat for a variety of reasons – hunger, boredom, curiosity, health, social activity. But what about for our brains? Food has a way of bringing us together and teaching us about different cultures, but it can also optimize mental performance. In order to work efficiently, our brains need the right combination and balance of [...]

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World Memory Championships: Learning How To Remember

In a few weeks, a new season of memory championships will be under way. Starting in March, various national memory championships will be held throughout the year before culminating in the World Memory Championships in December, so I’ve been wondering what it takes to be the best mental athlete in the world. While the value [...]

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Rewiring the Brain: Two Minutes with Speech-Language Pathologist Aalia Thobani

It is widely known and understood that all people learn differently. Everyone has his or her own strengths that encourage a love of science or writing or math; however, sometimes a physical challenge presents itself and disrupts the learning process. Aalia Thobani is a speech-language pathologist who works with people trying to overcome communication and [...]

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Two Minutes with Pooneh Roney: Train Your Brain to Improve Your Learning

As a follow-up to a recent blog post about how stress impacts learning, we wanted to explore the brain a bit more. Pooneh Roney is the director of The Brain & Learning, the first brain training center in the Middle East. She shares her experiences and thoughts in this 2-minute interview about the role that [...]

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Stress Less to Learn More

What do you remember about your education? Hopefully what stands out is the thrill of learning something new, the satisfaction of getting a good grade, sometimes even the joy that comes from being around close friends everyday. For many of us, formal education has been a source of some wonderful and lasting memories. However, peppered [...]

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