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Meditate For 8 Weeks and Watch Your Brain Grow

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

What we do on a daily basis can affect our brain health. Indeed, thanks to neuroplasticity (the lifelong ability of the brain to change), new brain cells (neurons) and connections between neurons can grow, based on our experiences. Recent studies show that practicing meditation is part of the daily activities that can change the brain. Continue reading

Use your Memory: It will Grow!

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Here is a question for you: Given that the hippocampus is a brain structure that plays an important role in both memory and spatial navigation, who would you predict have a bigger hippocampus: A taxi or a bus driver? Continue reading