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Are music lessons the key to smarter kids?

My youngest son is now 13, but when he was four, he started piano lessons. Four years old ...

The teenage brain and COVID. Telling stories might help.

In a recent Conversation article, Donna Pendergast, Griffith University and Stephen Dobson, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University ...

Busy brains build resilience to ageing. (Part 6 of Your Brain at 100)

This is part 6 of a series of lessons in brain health from our elders — those folk ...

Growing resilient children. 10 neuroscience facts all parents and teachers should know.

By Mariana Rickmann PhD. What do parents who also happen to be scientists (like me) do when faced with ...

7 principles of neuroscience every coach and therapist should know

What does neuroscience have to do with coaching and therapy? Short answer: Quite a lot! If you're a ...

Seven common-sense building blocks for your child’s brain.

Some people experience terrible childhoods and yet flourish throughout life. Other people grow up in loving homes but ...

How to stop procrastinating (now).

We’ve all been there. The deadline is looming, and you know it’s finally time to sit down and ...

How to teach your kids about their brain.

Knowledge is power. So learning about the brain lays strong foundations for emotional intelligence. Wise words from clinical ...

How to break bad habits using neuroscience

What are habits? Your brain is fundamentally lazy. When it can, it wires thoughts, emotions, or behaviours into ...

REFIRE: 6 steps to rewire your brain (and master anything).

You can teach an old brain new tricks. But it takes more than simply waving a magic neuroplasticity ...

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9 Daily Habits of Highly Healthy Brains

Learn how to use neuroscience in your everyday life.