Brighter Brains

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“When We Hit Our Kids - We Lower Their IQ”

Posted: Tue, November 05, 2013 | By:



We cannot hit our children. We cannot smack, slap, or ‘spank’ them. I understand that it might be how our parents raised us, but that doesn’t make it right. Maybe we turned out okay. Maybe it didn’t affect us, but maybe it did. Maybe we could… Continue Reading

“DON’T FORGET ME” - in Sweden, a new approach to Alzheimer’s

Posted: Fri, November 01, 2013 | By:


When Anna Aberg was 18, the neurology clinic in Malmo, Sweden informed her that her 55-year-old father was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease. Coping with the sudden, heart-wrenching problem was confusing and lonely for Anna. Realizing that many others faced the same problems as hers, she created a network in… Continue Reading

About the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

Posted: Mon, October 28, 2013 | By:


About the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project The mission of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project is to facilitate the creativity of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. We engage people navigating memory loss in an exciting call and response performance during the first half of the workshop. The session… Continue Reading

Biohacking 101: Sources for Biohacks

Posted: Sun, October 27, 2013 | By:


by WINSLOW STRONG This is the first post in the Biohacking 101 series, so I’m going to give a big picture overview of what self-biohacking (I’ll usually just call it biohacking) is all about, at least from my perspective. Then I’ll give some general strategies on selecting… Continue Reading

The Science Behind Growing a Healthy Brain (interview with Jane Healy)

Posted: Sat, October 19, 2013 | By:


by Hank Pellissier

Brain development expert Jane M. Healy shares her most recent findings on how to boost your child’s brain - and introduces some surprising risks to consider. It’s a heady responsibility. Thanks to the rapidly expanding field of brain research, parents now know just how malleable (or… Continue Reading

Liberating Egypt from Female Genital Mutilation

Posted: Fri, October 04, 2013 | By:


by Hank Pellissier “That woman in Cairo,” I wonder as I stare at the dramatic photo in Washington Post, “the one with the Egyptian flag and the black headscarf… does she have a clitoris?” Perhaps my question is intrusive and impolite. Perhaps discussing clitorises is a more taboo… Continue Reading

“Brighter Brains” Lecture in San Francisco on September 15th

Posted: Wed, August 21, 2013 | By:


by Hank Pellissier

On September 15, 2013, there will be a lecture detailing the recent scientific, cognitive-enhancing discoveries listed in the book: Brighter Brains! - 225 ways to elevate or injure intelligence

The lecture will present an up-to-date report on 1,000+ neuroscience studies that examine social, environmental, dietary,… Continue Reading

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