Strenuous mental exercise like reading difficult books, solving tricky math problems — or, maybe, playing the right video game — can help keep a healthy brain sharp, research suggests.
September 4, 2013 The aging brain may be more flexible than we thought, a study of older adults now suggests. After playing a racing car video game an hour a day, thrice weekly for a month, adults age 60 and over were better at multitasking than untrained 20-year-olds.
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February 11, 2013 The work of Edward C. Tolman broadened our understanding of humanity and paved the way for modern cognitive science. Commentator Tania Lombrozo waves the flag for the man and his ideas.
May 4, 2012 Philosophy and neuroscience have a productive relationship. Philosopher Alva Noë talks about the neuroscience of consciousness over at Big Think.
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