Are You a Face “Super-Recognizer”?

It’s pretty clear that some people are much better at remembering faces than others. In fact, some people are considered “super-recognizers” for their ability to remember faces—even if the face doesn’t look quite the same on repeat viewings (due to aging, makeup, facial hair, and so on). Being able to identify people who are exceptionally […]

Rethinking animal intelligence

Humans often identify certain types of animals as especially smart—mostly primates closely related to humans, like great apes, and dolphins. But there are a lot of very smart animals. Take ravens, for example. In a recent study, “teenage” (4-month old) ravens performed as well as adult chimps and orangutans on most intelligence tests in a […]

Stay Positive

A long-term study that followed people for several years has found that “positive affect”—feeling upbeat and cheerful—is associated with less memory decline with age. Just another good reason to try to stay positive and maintain a zest for life! More from Science Daily here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201029135501.htm

Human training vs digital training

What makes brain training with PowerBrain Rx different from online brain games? We get this question often, and the answer is in our unique personal trainer approach. The face-to-face nature of the training relationship allows PowerBrain Rx cognitive trainers to do 3 critical things: 🧠 Focus on results by customizing each training session and encouraging […]

The Specialized Brain

Almost every experience changes your brain, and the more you repeat that experience, the sharper the changes. So, it may not be surprising that people in certain jobs show patterns of brain change. In a landmark study conducted more than 20 years ago, scientists showed that London cab drivers had very specialized brains in the […]

Awe is Awesome for You

Research shows that experiencing the feeling of awe can be good for you—and your community. It humbles us and helps us see ourselves as part of something larger, which can enhance group harmony. One study also showed it can reduce symptoms of PTSD and improve scores of general happiness and satisfaction with life. Read on […]

The most common symptom of Dementia

What do you think is the most common symptom of dementia? A lot of people might guess memory loss, but the answer is actually apathy. Apathy is neither widely discussed nor studied—perhaps because it doesn’t seem as disruptive as other symptoms, though it has devastating effects on quality of life. A new study aims to […]

Is the internet changing our brains?

A new report completed by an international team of researchers concluded that internet use can make significant changes in our attention and memory, partly because it tends to makes us engage in “media multi-tasking,” where we flit from one topic to another. What does that mean for the long-term health of the brain? Find out […]

Hearing aids may help protect the brain

How’s your hearing? If it’s not as good as you’d like, you might want to look into a hearing aid. New research shows that wearing hearing aids may help people maintain cognitive function and reduce the risk of dementia. Learn more here, on Eurekalert.org