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Stars Join Brain Disease Fight

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September 21, 2012
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A star-studded event aiming to raise awareness and fund resolution of brain illness, disease and trauma took place on Wednesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Famous stars Tom Hanks, Glenn Close, Sally Field and many more stepped on the red carpet to share their stories, compassion and supports.


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Reuters (July 16, 2013) — German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The "human brain map" shows the organ in unprecedented detail, allowing neuro-researchers to examine brain function and pathways on a molecular level. Rob Muir reports.
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Motivate the Brain: Why Dopamine Doesn't Work

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FORA.tv (May 24, 2013) — Gamification has proven to be a powerful tool in driving change across nearly all environments -business, personal goals, even education. What is it about Gamification that makes it so successful in changing behavior? It isn't just about points or badges, or earning little gold stars. The best Gamification strategies are all about engagement, driven by MOTIVATION. Science tells us that motivation is the single most important factor when it comes to learning and changing behavior-far more important than breadth of skill, or even innate talent. Increase motivation, and you will increase learning-surpassing limits in ways you never imagined-no matter the subject, domain, or context. Join cognition expert Andrea Kuszewski for a lively, non-technical discussion of the science of motivation, dissecting that 'magical' process going on in the brain that is such a critical factor in engagement and learning.
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Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) — A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning reach peak performance between the ages of 40 and 56. Ernst Poeppel says young and old brains show very little difference. So there's no reason they can't function optimally a whole life long - provided they're kept in shape like muscles. They can even grow new brain cells. The neuro-networks and transmitters, on the other hand, can get a bit rusty with age.
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Math Plus Anxiety Equals Physical Pain ... Seriously

Math Plus Anxiety Equals Physical Pain ... Seriously

Newsy (Nov. 2, 2012) — A new study shows parts of the brain that lite up when subjects are anxious about math are the same parts of the brain that register pain.
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