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Brain Scans are Revealing the Neuro-anatomy of Intelligence

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


by Hank Pellissier

Where in the brain is intelligence? Why, anatomically, are some individuals “smarter” than others? What does a wise brain look like? Dr. Richard J. Haier of the University of California at Irvine has been using neuro-imaging technology for over two decades in his search to… Continue Reading

Stress and Your Child’s Brain

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


By Hank Pellissier

New research suggests that children are affected by stress in surprising ways.

Stress! Bad for the body! Bad for the brain! We’ve seen the articles, watched the 11 o’clock news reports on the “silent killer,” and complained to friends and family about how… Continue Reading

Meditation offers 20 Amazing Benefits - from Neurogenesis to Weight Loss

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


by David Kekich

Meditation doesn’t just have to be for eastern mystics. Millions of Americans practice it, because its health benefits have been proven in many different studies. It’s not an escape, as some think. Meditation is a proactive practice that can enhance your life. It’s the equivalent of giving… Continue Reading

Inside the Tweener’s Brain - what insights can neuroscience offer parents?

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


By Hank Pellissier The middle schooler’s brain “When I’m a grown-up, I want to be totally awesome.” The tweens and early teens of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade are often hormone-addled, pimpled, unpredictable narcissists, rudely defiant one second and emotionally clingy the next. They’ve probably calculated that you’re not as… Continue Reading

Should South Korean schools point the way to American reforms?

Posted: Tue, July 16, 2013 | By:


High Test Scores, Higher Expectations, and Presidential Hype

By Hank Pellissier

Last year President Barack Obama touted hardworking South Korean schools as a role model for our education system. “Our children spend over a month less in school than children in South Korea,” he told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of… Continue Reading

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