Answer: No, not even close. Thanks to lifelong neuroplasticity, our lifestyles are as important as our genes–if not more–in how our brains grow and our minds evolve.
Keep reading 20 Must-Know Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Health over at The Creativity Post.
Nature and nurture: Human brains evolved to be more responsive to environmental influences (Phys.org):
“Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, but what is it about the human brain that makes us so different? Researchers at the George Washington University may have unearthed another piece of the puzzle. Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Posner will provide an update on latest research and applications to develop brain networks and self-control, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Michael Posner is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon and Adjunct Professor at the Weill Medical College in New York (Sackler Institute). He is currently engaged in a project with Mary K. Rothbart to understand the development Read the rest of this entry »
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session yesterday on holistic brain health with clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, author of Save Your Brain. You can learn more about the full Brain Fitness Q&A Series Here.
Perhaps one of the best exchanges was: Read the rest of this entry »
We just noticed that the Alliance for Aging Research offers an excellent list of references on Brain Health Research, organized in these 10 sections below. Enjoy!
#1 Nourish Your Noggin: Eat a Brain Healthy Diet Read the rest of this entry »