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The creative-right vs analytical-left brain myth: debunked!

I’m a neuroscientist by trade. Popular culture would most likely label me 'logical, detail-oriented and analytical' (which I ...

Daydream believer: why your brain is wired to wander

Daydream believer: why your brain is wired to wander This post was written by cognitive neuroscientist Dr Muireann Irish of Neuroscience ...

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 ...

Health Check: four key ways to improve your brain health

Health Check: four key ways to improve your brain health Anthony Hannan, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental ...

These are the 7 habits of highly healthy brains (in order of importance)

The relationships between our thoughts, our biology, the world around us, and our health and wellbeing are complex. Add ...

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 ...
John Medina Brain Rules Walking Book Club

Brain Rules – Walking Book Club

The return of the Walking Book Club Lets kick this Walking Book Club off again!! Why walk and ...

My top 5 brain health stories for 2014.

As 2014 draws to a close I've crunched the numbers and come up with the the top 5 most ...

This is your brain on knitting

I'm super excited to share this new art-science initiative that I've helped get up and running here in ...
Grandpa Joe centenarian blue zones lessons

How to become a centenarian – 9 lessons from the people who’ve lived the longest.

Late last year in my Meet the Neuroscientists interview series, I spoke to Charlene Levitan who studies centenarians ...

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9 Daily Habits of Highly Healthy Brains

Learn how to use neuroscience in your everyday life.