Monday, August 26, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
The decade of the brain, the brain mapping programs, the explosion in neuroscience globally - these have all brought about a new understanding of the three pounds of meat stuffed into our noggins. What used to be an inaccessible mass is slowly becoming an open book. What that means is that we have to start thinking about our brains, how to care for them, feed them and exercise them in new and better ways.
Monday, August 26, 2013 | Categories: Brainiac Book Club
Monday, August 19, 2013 | Categories: Brainiac Book Club
Monday, August 19, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
Having a high IQ has been a mark of intellectual superiority for years, but is it really a true definition of intelligence? Some researchers argue that intelligence is instead a biological process involving multiple systems in the brain that defy such testing. Educators are using this research of how the brain systems involved in learning work to provide better methods of teaching.
Monday, August 12, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
For many of us our memories are a diary of our lives. They are mental movies of where we've been, what we did, and who we are. However memories aren't as neat and tidy as photos in an album or videos on a flash drive. Our memories change every time we remember them and what we recall always has an account of times past imprinted in it. Out of necessity, our brain remembers as a way to predict the future, but it is never a static process.
Monday, August 12, 2013 | Categories: Brainiac Book Club