Some snippets about the brain… and how we're using it

  • Staying Sharp: The Surprising Power of the Aging Brain (time.com)
    Seems old dogs can learn new tricks…“More and more, neurologists and psychologists are coming to the conclusion that the brain at midlife–a period increasingly defined as the years from 35 to 65 and even beyond–is a much more elastic, much more supple thing than anyone ever realized.”
  • How to Get Smarter, One Breath at a Time (time.com)
    In support of slowing down to take a breath, a breather, so to speak.  “One recent study found evidence that the daily practice of meditation thickened the parts of the brain’s cerebral cortex responsible for decision making, attention and memory.”