Entries by Beverly Engel

Brain science to improve your relationships

On the surface, your own brain may be your furthest consideration when you are trying to improve your relationships. Yet it is the very place that processes where you perceive, understand, remember, evaluate, desire, and respond to people. The somewhat bizarre fact of life is that the people who are in our lives are not […]

Youth tackle football will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now I would know — I’m a CTE expert and former college football player.

Chris Nowinski, the featured speaker at Brain Up’s BrainFest knows first-hand about the dangers of concussions and CTE. This football player and professional wrestler was forced to retire his athletic career because of repetitive concussions. He earned his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine and is co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy, and research.

Poverty linked to childhood depression, changes in brain connectivity

Growing up poor has many negative consequences. Researchers at Washington University St. Louis have identified one more link: altered brain connectivity. Growing Up Poor Affects Cognition Through the analysis of brain scans of 105 children ages 7 to 12, researchers found key structures in the brain connect differently in poor children than in kids raised […]