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It takes nearly three decades to build a fully-developed, adult brain. With all that effort, what’s so special about the end result?
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Aging is inevitable — but disability and dementia are not.
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Help your students better understand that their brains are always changing with this reading and activity.
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Brain training might help you stay sharp as you get older — but it won’t make you a genius.
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Online “brain-training” games claim to help strengthen your mental muscles through regular practice. But scientists haven’t found conclusive evidence that brain-training works.
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It takes nearly three decades to build a fully-developed, adult brain. With all that effort, what’s so special about the end result?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Not only does exercise help us maintain a healthy weight and heart, it can also support brain function and mental health.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 2 min
Denise Park breaks down what happens to the brain and cognition as we get older.
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A team of scientists is seeking answers to a fundamental understanding of how and when neurons utilize the nutrients that give them energy.
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  • 5 min
As we age, connections between brain cells weaken and cells can't communicate with each other as effectively, leading to problems with memory and cognitive ability.
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  • 4 min
How has the absence of disease affected the brain and aging since the early 19th century?
  • University of Texas: Neuroscience Online
Americans 65 and older undergo nearly 20 million surgeries each year, which frequently improve and sometimes save their lives. But the brain doesn’t always fare so well.
  • The Dana Foundation
Think back to a really vivid memory. Got it? Now try to remember what you had for lunch three weeks ago. That second memory probably isn’t as strong—but why not?
  • TED
  • 4 min

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.