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The neurobiology of the afternoon nap

One Saturday afternoon in June 2013, I found myself lying flat on my back in the middle of ...

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 ...

How to break bad habits using neuroscience

Your brain is fundamentally lazy. When it can, it wires thoughts, emotions, or behaviors into circuits deep below ...

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 ...

8 ways to encourage a growth mindset in kids.

Of all the topics I've written about over the years, how to foster a growth mindset in our ...
teenager sleep neuroscience later delay school start time

Should teenagers sleep in and start school later in the day?

  Would teenagers do better in their exams if they could sleep in and start school later in ...
Are music lessons the key to smarter kids

Are music lessons the key to smarter kids?

My 4 year-old son Jamie started piano lessons last year. This might seem a little young, but the ...

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9 Daily Habits of Highly Healthy Brains

Learn how to use neuroscience in your everyday life.