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Reflection: Welcoming Emotions to the Table 

No class on May 1, let’s plan to see one another May 8

Over the weekend, I attended a workshop with Karla McLaren, author of… 612 more words

Reflections On Learning

Things You Can Do to Turbocharge Your Brain—Part Two

Based on her extensive research, Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. and expert in brain science, has developed seven suggestions for improving brain performance that anyone can implement. 239 more words


Things You Can Do to Turbocharge Your Brain—Part One

The human brain is the most powerful and complex electro-biochemical machine ever created—housing 100 billion neurons in a small calcium shell, laced with organic pumps, channels, and switches. 342 more words


Reflection: Leader of the Band

Did you see Twenty Feet From Stardom, a recent documentary about the life of backup singers? A few famous backup singers were highlighted, in particular Lisa Fischer, backup for Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. 308 more words

Feldenkrais Method

Working Longer May Improve Cognitive Health

While some baby boomers may be finding it necessary to continue working beyond age 65, they may be benefiting their cognitive health as well as their financial health. 330 more words

Brain Fitness

Signs of Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Early-onset Alzheimer’s is an uncommon form of dementia that strikes people younger than age 65. While it has been known to develop between ages 30 and 40, it is more common to see someone in his or her 50s who has the disease. 332 more words


Research Shows Exercise Is Good for Your Brain

Neuroscientists, psychologists and physicians all agree—Exercise is the best thing you can do for your brain. Laura Carstensen, a professor of psychology at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, concurs: “If we had a pill that could do what exercise does, its sales would put Viagra’s to shame.” 236 more words

Dr. Jane Stewart