The Astonishing Effects of Exercise on Your Brain
What changes take place in the brain during and after exercise? How does exercise support deep and focused learning? In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki answers these questions and more.
Solving the Mystery of Memory
The word “memory” is derived from the ancient Greek myth of Mnemosyne, the mother of the Muses, who was “said to know everything, past, present, and future.” Memory is essential to our existence, and one of neuroscience’s primary missions is to understand how the brain processes memory and to improve treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, drug addiction, and the many other afflictions associated with disrupted memory. Our article traces scientists’ progress in understanding memory over the last 15 years.