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Question: Do genes determine the fate of our brains?

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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.

Neuroplasticity explains why humans adapt faster than (genetically-controlled) chimpanzees

chimpanzee_human_brainsNature 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. Michael Posner on Developing Brain Networks and Self-Control

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 »

Transcript: Paul Nussbaum on Meditation, Neuropsychology and Thanksgiving

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 »

Brain Health Research offered by the Alliance for Aging Research

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 »

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