The Neuroscience of Juggling

Over the past few years a slew of news outlets have been singing the cognitive benefits of learning to juggle. If one is to believe the hype, this ancient circus activity will increase your brain power, make your brain bigger (permanently, no less), and may even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Dang. Can there be any truth to these heady claims, or is it another case of the media committing that most […]

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In the Machine

Back in the control room I find my friend waiting for me, all smiles as usual. She must have arrived while I was strapped in the machine. “Hi!” she greets enthusiastically. “I just saw your brain.” I suppose this shouldn’t be a surprise, given the situation. Yet I’m caught off guard. How do you respond […]

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