7 Secrets to Turbocharging Your Brain

Consider that the brain is the most powerful, most staggeringly complex electro-biochemical machine ever created. Above and behind our eyes are 100 billion neurons in a small calcium shell, laced with organic pumps, channels and switches. Until recently, this complicated organ was thought to be static and unchangeable. Far from it.

Recalibrating the Mind of Our Nation's Warriors

Matters of mental health all too often carry negative connotations and stigmata. These views are fueled by a lack of public awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the realities of mental health issues combined with both personal and societal fear. By addressing some myths surrounding traumatic brain injury and PTSD, we can impact the future of veterans.

Train Your Brain to Thrive From 9 to 5

A healthy brain is a financial asset, with an impact on the bottom line, for both individuals and corporations. Follow these five scientifically-proven tips to make your brain smarter and help your brain thrive from 9 to 5.

Why Your Mind Needs a Break

Do your brains–and yourselves–a favor this summer. Take a vacation. You will return to work or school reinvigorated and calm. And your brain will be tuned-up–ready to creatively tackle the most challenging problems with fresh new perspective and energy.

Improving Our Nation's Brain Health

Through all stages of life, Americans can do much more to protect and enhance the health of their brains. That was the message of the inaugural Brain Health Summit, titled "The Human Brain: Resilience and Regeneration," that convened in Washington, D.C. and focused on improving brain health and performance through research, education and programs of action.

Insight Into Autism: The Latest Brain Research

April is National Autism Awareness Month, a good time to put to rest some of the misconceptions about autism and to highlight exciting new brain research that will help more individuals with autism achieve productive life success.

Making Noise About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's is a formidable foe. But research is leading to a better understanding of Alzheimer's and ultimately, to protocols to add longevity to brain performance in brain disease, health or injury.

Do Brain Games Really Boost Brainpower?

But with all the buzz about brain games—such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and even brain training websites—it begs the question: Can brain games be beneficial to brain health?

A Top-Down New Year’s Resolution: Improve Your Brain

After a holiday season that’s often marked by stress and overindulgence, we want to start fresh, do better. It’s no surprise that most of our New Year’s resolutions center on health: losing weight, exercising, quitting smoking. But this year, I challenge you to put something new at the top of your annual resolve: improving the health of your brain.

Should You Be Concerned About Alzheimer's Disease?

Now more than ever, aging Americans are more concerned about Alzheimer’s disease than any other ailment—even cancer. Replace concern with a proactive commitment to adopt healthy habits that promote optimum brain performance. Follow these suggestions to make sure that your best brain years are ahead of you, not behind you.

4 Dos and Don'ts to Inspire Innovation in the Workplace

The workplace can fuel creativity and imagination or stifle it. Empower the next generation of leaders by following these brain-based dos and don'ts. Maximize the cognitive potential of employees, enhance productivity, and boost your bottom-line. Don't let brain performance at your office go backwards.

Parents & Teachers: 6 Ways to Inspire the Teen Brain

The teen brain is in a vulnerable state and developmental crossroads. Untapped brain potential in adolescents exists, but in order to cultivate it, different strategies must be put in place.

Five Facts About Brain Health

Thanks to medical advances, more of us will live to be 100 and beyond, but our peak brain performance comes, at best, at about half that age. These startling statistics beg the question: Are we destined to lose our ability to think for ourselves with years left to live? See five facts that should motivate you to adopt brain habits to make your brain smarter.

How Good Are You At Ditching Distractions?

We are constantly pushing our brain, overloading it with information and forcing it to complete many tasks at one time. What if we are using our brain’s frontal lobes in a detrimental way and to such a degree that we are actually making it less efficient, and, perhaps, even burning it out?

Go Full Frontal to Be Smart

Your brain is wired to conduct your most important work each day through the most intricate neural connections and across your brain’s four major lobes: frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital. But how you conquer the complexities you do, relies on going full frontal.

Addressing Head Injuries in Athletes of All Ages

Fear has been a common theme in the discussion of concussions in athletes – particularly in our youth. The conversation surrounding concussions must change from one of fear, doom and gloom to one of resilience, recovery, safety and hope.

Your Brain, Your Productivity

The brain is often the most neglected, but most vital organ in the entire body. Recent advances in brain imaging technology reveal that the brain is uniquely designed to be one of the most adaptable, modifiable, and regenerative organs in the entire body. See why health starts and ends with brain health.