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It’s World Mental Health Day today: Let’s review how a healthy diet can promote mental well-being

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Should you eat an apple—or a bag of Ore­os? Go to McDonald’s—or the veg­e­tar­i­an restau­rant on the cor­ner?

When we make these every­day food choic­es, many of us think first of our phys­i­cal health and appear­ance. But there’s anoth­er fac­tor we may want to con­sid­er in pick­ing foods: their impact on our men­tal health. Read the rest of this entry »

October 12–13th @ Stanford University: BrainMind Summit to advance neuroscience innovation

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What: Brain­Mind is build­ing a best-in-class com­mu­ni­ty around the mis­sion to advance neu­ro­science inno­va­tion that will most ben­e­fit human­i­ty. This sum­mit will cat­alyze focused and infor­mal col­lab­o­ra­tions between sec­tor-defin­ing sci­en­tists, entre­pre­neurs, oper­a­tors, investors, lead­ers, thinkers, and phil­an­thropists. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick brain teaser: Which train is going the wrong way?

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In the image above –cour­tesy of Heathrow Express– you can see 27 trains on the tracks.

Quick. Can you spot the  out­lier?

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Nintendo to release new version of Brain Age brain training game

Image of the new Brain Age for the Nin­ten­do Switch to be released in Decem­ber in Japan

Nin­ten­do res­ur­rects Brain Age on Switch (Ven­ture­Beat):

Nin­ten­do is going to bring back one of its biggest fran­chis­es on the hybrid Switch handheld/home con­sole. No, it’s not F‑Zero or Style Savvy. The com­pa­ny revealed in an announce­ment today that Brain Train­ing is com­ing to the Switch in Japan on Decem­ber 27. Read the rest of this entry »

UW Medicine creates new Institute for Brain Health Solutions focused on cognitive aging, brain wellness and mental health

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$50 mil­lion gift is foun­da­tion for brain dis­or­ders research (UW press release):

UW Med­i­cine is cre­at­ing the Gar­vey Insti­tute for Brain Health Solu­tions to devel­op effec­tive new treat­ments for brain dis­or­ders, such as depres­sion, post-trau­mat­ic stress dis­or­der, addic­tion and Alzheimer’s dis­ease. The foun­da­tion­al $50 mil­lion gift to estab­lish the insti­tute was made by local phil­an­thropists Lynn and Mike Gar­vey Read the rest of this entry »

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