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Lies, damned lies, and brain myths

Recent piece from the opinion pages of The New York Times

How Brain Myths Could Hurt Kids

The idea that we only use 10 percent of our brains has been  438 more words


That Elusive A-ha Fitness Moment

A very dear friend of mine, Patty Chang Anker, has been training to run a 5K.  She’s been running 2-3 days a week for the last several months.  968 more words

Making Changes

Toilet lids - up or down?

I was at a birthday party recently and got introduced to a lovely couple. We started talking and of course they asked me what I do for a living (as you do when you talk to complete strangers) and when I told them I’m a Feng Shui consultant the wife looked at me with a big smile and said: 666 more words

Feng Shui

Brain Myths

So there’s are a lot of myths out there about brain function and learning, and being a neuroscientist, I do get asked questions about them. Myths however often come from some form of truth, I hence decided to do some research and write a post about some common myths, both busting them and also looking at some of the reasons behind why they came to be popular myths. 1,029 more words

Hong Kong, China and Indonesia have arrived

After booking my tickets to arrive in Hong Kong the day before my girlfriend left for China, my botched surprise visit to see her meant that I went on their family trip to Guangzhou as well. 1,667 more words


Myth Busting: 5 Myths About Youth Mental Health and Addiction

Young Ones, a youth mental health/addiction organization I work for, had a myth busting article published recently on CanadaHelps.org! Young Ones is very excited to have been given the opportunity to have CanadaHelps charity spotlight. 300 more words

Mental Health

Mythbusting: Horse training methods were cruel until recently

One of my original pet peeves with “Natural” horsemanship was the mythology they developed that said all horse training/breaking prior to NH had been cruel, rough and had not taken the horse into consideration. 1,269 more words

Classical Training And Philosophy