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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
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
Researcher Samuel Cohen explains how Alzheimer’s differs from normal memory loss and how that may hold the key for future treatments.
  • TED
  • 8 min
Memory loss is a sign of an aging brain. But when does forgetting cross the line from normal aging to something more serious?
  • Coalition for the Life Sciences
  • 51 min
Possible links between impaired hearing and loss of cognitive abilities raise the tantalizing possibility that restoring hearing could slow cognitive decline.
  • The Dana Foundation
Learn about the developing brain and how your brain changes throughout your lifetime with this comprehensive website.
  • PBS
Even without a disease such as Alzheimer's, the aging brain does show signs of wear. Researchers look to the molecular level to see if they can slow the healthy, normal progress.
  • The Dana Foundation
You may think multitasking makes you more productive. In actuality, it slows you down, increases the mistakes you make, and temporarily changes the way your brain works.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Meet Olga Kotelko, 93-year old track star, and see how she has maintained brain and body fitness.
  • Beckman Institute
My Grandmother once offered me her brain....
Understanding how new neurons integrate into existing brain regions may hold the secret to restoring brain function after injury or disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN

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