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Brain Awareness Week: Illusions

How optical illusions trick your brain.  A Ted-Ed original. Nathan Jacobs an educator and TED-ed contributor shares a 5-minute video lesson about how optical illusions trick our minds.  Using a few common illusions Jacobs explains how illusions can shed light on how our brains use some visual information to construct what we see around us.  Learn[…]

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Brain Awareness Week: Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury and Kids This short and informative article from National Institute of Health explains what traumatic brain injury is and outlines types of brain injury including their effects on functioning and their most common causes.  Included in the article is a clear-cut and shareable infographic and prevention strategies all parents and caregivers can[…]

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Brain Awareness Week: Bed Time Stories

In a thought provoking article from the NY Times Well Blog, author Dr. Perri Klass, M.D., examines the importance and possible outcomes of reading to children beginning at birth.  The short piece investigates the latest research about how the brain is activated when read to and the differences between normal conversation and being read to[…]