Why Your Memory Sucks: The Science of Remembering in the Internet Age

Because we no longer commit information to memory the way we once did, we are literally changing the structure of our brains. Relying on technology and the internet for information we used to store in our heads is the principle reason for this change.

Hippocampus Role in the Limbic System

The hippocampus forms, stores and organizes memories in the brain. Specifically, it helps you form long-term memories, connects memories to other memories, and connects memories to emotions and senses. It also helps you spatially navigate your surroundings. It is uniquely shaped because it resembles a seahorse!

Can You Grow Your Hippocampus? Yes Here’s how, and why it matters

The hippocampus is a small formation in the middle of the brain responsible for the formation of new memories and is also associated with learning and emotions. Read this article to find out how you can make your hippocampus

10 Key Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Improve Brain Fitness

Based on the analysis of hundreds of scientific and medical articles, these 10 key facts comprise the best advice to help you harness your brain plasticity and prolong your brain health.

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks: An Infographic on Re-wiring the Brain

Neuroplasticity is the brains way of re-organizing itself, both physically and functionally, by making new brain cell connections or pruning those connections throughout life as a response to one's environment, experience, behavior, thoughts and emotions.

The Brain: Our Food-Traffic Controller

There’s no denying it, we are all victims of junk food’s tantalizing temptation. While we try and stay strong, sometimes we just fall weak to that mouth-watering pizza, that seductive chocolate cake, or that scrumptious burger inviting you for a bite. However, it might not just be our will power that’s falling short. The New York Times article, "The Brain: Our Food-Traffic Controller," explains how our brains trigger our appetites, and how eating certain foods can affect parts of our brains that deal with emotion, reward, pleasure, and memories. Check it out, it’s very interesting and might make you feel a little bit better about that brownie you ate last night!

Steer Clear of Concussions

Who hasn't hit their head on an open cabinet door? Knowing the causes, the symptoms and how to recover from a concussion is just plain smart. Here's the scoop...

CAUTION: Brain Safety Ahead

Don't lose your head. Avoid a concussion and heed these precautionary steps to keep your brain safe.

How the Brain Works

Want to know what goes on inside that beautiful brain of yours? Here's your chance to learn about the inner workings of your brain anatomy.

Know Your Healthy Numbers For a Better Body and a Better Brain

Our age, our cellphone number and street address are numbers and facts we can recount at will. Yet, are you familiar with your own healthy numbers, the numbers associated with blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight, etc? Keeping your numbers in the healthy range keeps your brain hale and hardy and may save your life.