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[…]
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[…]
Brain Games, Puzzles and Interactive Websites The DANA Foundation, creator of Brain Awareness Week, compiled fun and educational resources about the brain and body sorted by site, topic, and age group. Kids can explore brain lobes, memory, how drugs effect the brain, and optical illusions to name a few topics. Find out more here.
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[…]
A celebration of the brain. Monday begins an annual, global, week-long campaign and celebration of the brain to increase public awareness and progress of brain research. It’s called Brain Awareness Week and it’s sponsored by the DANA Foundation. According to their website, “The DANA Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications, and[…]