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12 Weeks of Brain Training Enhances Brain Health in Adults

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Brain training can improve performance by physically changing the brain. A recent study observed such changes in adults: only 12 weeks of brain training increased blood flow and enhanced functional and physical communication across brain regions. These changes were related to improved abstract thinking. Continue reading

Meditation can Change your Brain

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

What we do on a daily basis can affect our brain health, thanks to neuroplasticity, the lifelong ability of the brain to change. In other words, new brain cells (neurons) and connections between neurons can grow, based on our experiences. Previous studies have shown that becoming expert at a specific activity (music, language, navigation, etc.) changes the brain areas involved in this activity. These areas are highly stimulated and usually get bigger as more neurons and connections are generated. Could practicing meditation change the brain too? Continue reading