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It takes nearly three decades to build a fully-developed, adult brain. With all that effort, what’s so special about the end result?
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Your selections: Aging
And other neuroscience news for the week of March 2, 2020.
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Diet, exercise, and mental stimulation can keep our brains healthy as we age.
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Help your students better understand that their brains are always changing with this reading and activity.
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Brain training might help you stay sharp as you get older — but it won’t make you a genius.
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Not only does exercise help us maintain a healthy weight and heart, it can also support brain function and mental health.
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A team of scientists is seeking answers to a fundamental understanding of how and when neurons utilize the nutrients that give them energy.
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How has the absence of disease affected the brain and aging since the early 19th century?
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Americans 65 and older undergo nearly 20 million surgeries each year, which frequently improve and sometimes save their lives. But the brain doesn’t always fare so well.
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Learn about the developing brain and how your brain changes throughout your lifetime with this comprehensive website.
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You may think multitasking makes you more productive. In actuality, it slows you down, increases the mistakes you make, and temporarily changes the way your brain works.
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Meet Olga Kotelko, 93-year old track star, and see how she has maintained brain and body fitness.
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Understanding how new neurons integrate into existing brain regions may hold the secret to restoring brain function after injury or disease.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.